9781906548339

The Embroidered Armour

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  • ISBN13:

    9781906548339

  • ISBN10:

    1906548331

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Summary

A charmingly illustrated, concise look at the origins of philosophy The Embroidered Armourexamines the Greek mysteries, mythology, and legends that heralded a revolution in thinking between the time of Homer and Plato, which gave birth to the Western cultural tradition. In investigating ancient Greek concepts concerning the relationship between seeing and knowing, Roberto Peregalli presents an eloquent demonstration of the modernity of Ancient Greek wisdom.

Author Biography

Roberto Peregalli is a designer and architect whose Milan-based architectural firm with Laura Sartori Rimini has been featured in W Magazine. In addition to designing opera sets, he contributes articles on cinema to Condé Nast publications. Pierre Le-Tan's drawings have been published in Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, the New York Times Magazine, Town & Country, and Vogue; he has illustrated numerous covers for the New Yorker; and he has collaborated on handbags with Coach. Shaun Whiteside has translated works by Freud and Nietzsche, Michèle Desbordes, Amélie Nothomb, and Giorgio Pressburger. His translation of Magdalene the Sinner by Lilian Faschinger won the Schlegel-Tieck Prize.

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