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Obelisk: A History

Obelisk: A History

Obelisk: A History


Curran, Brian A.

Pap. Cambridge, 2009

Book ID: 80563

The history of obelisks is a story of technical achievement, imperial conquest, Christian piety and triumphalism, egotism, scholarly brilliance, political hubris, bigoted nationalism, democratic self-assurance, Modernist austerity, and Hollywoood kitsch - in short, the story of Western civilization.

384pp., 131 illus.