Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends

by Neil Philip, Neil Phillip, Philip
     
 

A stunning and informative guide to the myths and legends of the world. A new title in the outstanding Annotated Guides series, Myths & Legends offers an original look into the myths and legends of cultures as diverse as ancient Greece and Aboriginal Australia. Gloriously reproduced artworks and artifacts are accompanied by clear, informative text toSee more details below

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A stunning and informative guide to the myths and legends of the world. A new title in the outstanding Annotated Guides series, Myths & Legends offers an original look into the myths and legends of cultures as diverse as ancient Greece and Aboriginal Australia. Gloriously reproduced artworks and artifacts are accompanied by clear, informative text to help readers understand and appreciate the often complex world of mythology.

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Library Journal
Philip uses art in various forms--from Chinese plates to Norwegian wooden church doors to the paintings of Raphael--to illustrate and illuminate 56 myths and legends. The Greco/Roman tradition receives the largest coverage (23 entries plus a family tree), but many other world cultures are included. Each page is colorful and informative, with details of the artwork sidebarred for further explanation and arrows with captions pointing out details relevant to the myths. General text on each page gives basic information, and an index is included. But although most artworks are identified, a small number are not, for no apparent reason. Some of the items pointed out and captioned ("wet hair," "thread") seem embarrassingly obvious, and the introduction is perhaps overly ambitious in its cultural comparisons. Nonetheless, this is a typically excellent DK offering, recommended for school libraries at all levels and for public library collections.--Katherine K. Koenig, Ellis Sch., Pittsburgh Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789441171
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/1999
Series:
Annotated Guides
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.50(w) x 14.10(h) x 0.61(d)

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