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Flying Too Close To The Sun

Flying Too Close To The Sun: Myths in Art from Classical to Contemporary is the first major survey to unite myth-inspired artworks by ancient, modern, and contemporary artists from Botticelli and Caravaggio to Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

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Dimensions 25 x 29 x 29cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 272
SKU 02087579

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Wide-ranging in scope yet highly accessible, Cahill's dynamic study serves as a great introduction to mythology by way of art history and vice versa.
Publishers Weekly Online

Highlights the fascinating history of the relationship between myth and art. But as well as juxtaposing ancient and modern pieces, the book explores literary and art theory and provides an insight into the frames of interpretation that make myths, in their many cultural forms, so relevant to us today... But if Flying Too Close To The Sun shows us anything, it's that the power of myth lies in its limitless ability to provide us with whatever interpretation of humanity we might be searching for.
MrPorter.com

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