Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
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  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
  • Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds
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Mythology: The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds

by Christopher Dell
     
 

An exploration of myths from around the world with an authoritative text and an inspired selection of imagesSee more details below

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An exploration of myths from around the world with an authoritative text and an inspired selection of images

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Library Journal
Dell (Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre; What Makes a Masterpiece) groups his entries under headings such as "Gifts from the Gods," "Symbolic Substances," and "Quests, Journeys, and Epics." Entries are quite short and heavily illustrated; the piece on Heracles, for example, offers half a page of text and five-and-a-half pages of illustrations. The work provides 410 illustrations in total, 356 of them in color. The included index is necessary for finding a desired topic. This is not a detailed reference work, and the most attractive feature of the volume is, in fact, its exquisite color illustrations. Certainly a multitude of more in-depth mythology volumes exist, and while this volume is fine as an extra, entry-level circulating resource that will also be helpful for students looking for artistic representations of myth, the ARTstor database is superior in that regard. VERDICT Gorgeous but unnecessary to all but large art collections.—Lura Sanborn, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500516157
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,364,429
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.40(d)

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