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    The Great God Pan: The Survival of an Image (WALTER NEURATH MEMORIAL LECTURES) (Hardback) By (author) John Boardman

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    DescriptionThis work describes how the depiction of Pan and his familiar pipes developed and was adapted in later times. Among the gods of classical antiquity, Pan - that distinctive figure combining the physical characteristics of man and goat - is one of the few to have retained a special place in the imaginations of writers and artists, even into modern times. Whether viewed as a personification of country ways, equated with the excesses of Bacchic revels or treated as a demon figure, the presence of Pan was felt in the literature and art of antiquity, the mediaeval period and notably in Renaissance and later paintings. More recently, in the 19th and 20th centuries, Pan's wild nature made him a popular figure for Romantic artists and writers and he also served as a medium for topical caricatures. Although the ideas which Pan represented in ancient Greece and Rome may have passed into history, the image associated with his name remains as vivid as ever in the minds of modern man.


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    Title
    The Great God Pan
    Subtitle
    The Survival of an Image
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Boardman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500550304
    ISBN 10: 0500550301
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGR, AC, JFHF
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC21: 704.948
    DC22: 292.2113
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JBGB, AGA, NK, AGR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Illustrations note
    53 illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Back cover copy
    Among the gods of classical antiquity Pan - that distinctive figure combining the physical characteristics of man and goat - is one of the few to have retained a special place in the imaginations of writers and artists, even into modern times. In this, the twenty-ninth Walter Neurath Memorial Lecture, Sir John Boardman describes how the concept of Pan - originally a rustic deity associated with herdsmen in southern Greece - and his familiar pipes developed and was adapted in later times. Whether viewed as a personification of country ways, equated with the excesses of Bacchic revels or treated as a demon figure, the presence of Pan was felt in the literature and art of antiquity, the medieval period and notably in Renaissance and later paintings. More recently, in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, he was adopted by many Romantic artists and writers and has also served as a medium for topical caricatures. Although the ideals which Pan represented in ancient Greece and Rome may have passed into history, the traditional image associated with his name remains as vivid as ever in the minds of modern man.