The Future of the Classical

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Every era has invented a different idea of the 'classical' to create its own identity. Thus the 'classical' does not concern only the past: it is also concerned with the present and a vision of the future. In this elegant new book, Salvatore Settis traces the ways in which we have related to our 'classical' past, starting with post-modern American skyscrapers and working his way back through our cultural history to the attitudes of the Greeks and Romans themselves. Settis argues that this obsession with cultural ...

The Future of the Classical 2006, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745635996

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The Future of the Classical 2006, Polity Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780745635989

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