Imagining Childhood: Themes in the Imagery of Childhood

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The images of children that abound in Western art do not simply mirror reality; they are imaginative constructs, representing childhood as a special stage of human life, or emblematic of the human condition itself. In a compelling book ranging widely across time, national boundaries, and genres from ancient Egyptian amulets to Picasso's Guernica , Erika Langmuir demonstrates that no historic period has a monopoly on the 'discovery of childhood'. Famous pictures by great artists, as well as barely known anonymous artefacts, ...

Imagining Childhood: Themes in the Imagery of Childhood 2006, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300101317

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