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The origins of monsters

D. Wengrow

The origins of monsters

image and cognition in the first age of mechanical reproduction

by D. Wengrow

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Prehistoric Art,
  • Cognition and culture,
  • Archaeology and art,
  • Ancient Art,
  • Monsters in art,
  • Animals, Mythical, in art

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Wengrow
    SeriesThe Rostovtzeff lectures, Rostovtzeff lectures
    ContributionsNew York University. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsN5310 .W46 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 162 pages
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26922887M
    ISBN 100691159041
    ISBN 109780691159041
    LC Control Number2013018192
    OCLC/WorldCa854857906


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