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The Resource The horizon : a history of our infinite longing, Didier Maleuvre

The horizon : a history of our infinite longing, Didier Maleuvre

Label
The horizon : a history of our infinite longing
Title
The horizon
Title remainder
a history of our infinite longing
Statement of responsibility
Didier Maleuvre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is a horizon? A line where land meets sky? The end of the world or the beginning of perception? In this brilliant, engaging, and stimulating history, Didier Maleuvre journeys to the outer reaches of human experience and explores philosophy, religion, and art to understand our struggle and fascination with limits-of life, knowledge, existence, and death. Maleuvre sweeps us through a vast cultural landscape, enabling us to experience each stopping place as the cusp of a limitless journey, whether he is discussing the works of Picasso, Gothic architecture, Beethoven, or General Relativity. If, as Aristotle said, philosophy begins in wonder, then this remarkable book shows us how wonder-the urge to know beyond the conceivable-is itself the engine of culture
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maleuvre, Didier
Dewey number
909
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB151
LC item number
.M224 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Horizon
  • Boundaries
  • Wonder
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Art
  • HISTORY
  • Art
  • Boundaries
  • Civilization
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Wonder
Label
The horizon : a history of our infinite longing, Didier Maleuvre
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Permanence : Egypt, 2500 B.C.E. -- Astonishment : Mesopotamia, circa 1900 B.C.E. -- Enterprise : Aegean Sea, circa 725 B.C.E. -- Tremor : Northern Kingdom of Israel, 500 B.C.E. -- Exodus : the Desert of Moab, 450 B.C.E. -- Synthesis : the Hellenic Achipelago, 500 B.C.E. -- Closure : Athens, circa 400 B.C.E. -- Distance : Nicaea, 325 C.E. -- Trembling : Hippo, 410 -- Space : the northern forest, 1100 -- Perspective : Mount Ventoux, April 1336 -- Ambivalence : Florence, 1503 -- Mortuus sum : Bordeaux, 1574 -- Nothing : Regensburg, May 8, 1654 -- Night : Neuberg, November 10, 1619 -- Formless : Königsberg, 1780 -- Severance : Wetzlar, November 1772 -- Blue yonder : Tübingen, 1810 -- Eden : upstate New York, September 22, 1827 -- Flatness : Murnau, Bavaria, 1908 -- No exit : Buenos Aires, April 1941 -- Here : Woodstock, NY, August 29, 1952 -- Nowhere : the Moon, July 21, 1969, 3:58 a.m. BST
Control code
704276704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283277228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxw53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704276704
Label
The horizon : a history of our infinite longing, Didier Maleuvre
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Permanence : Egypt, 2500 B.C.E. -- Astonishment : Mesopotamia, circa 1900 B.C.E. -- Enterprise : Aegean Sea, circa 725 B.C.E. -- Tremor : Northern Kingdom of Israel, 500 B.C.E. -- Exodus : the Desert of Moab, 450 B.C.E. -- Synthesis : the Hellenic Achipelago, 500 B.C.E. -- Closure : Athens, circa 400 B.C.E. -- Distance : Nicaea, 325 C.E. -- Trembling : Hippo, 410 -- Space : the northern forest, 1100 -- Perspective : Mount Ventoux, April 1336 -- Ambivalence : Florence, 1503 -- Mortuus sum : Bordeaux, 1574 -- Nothing : Regensburg, May 8, 1654 -- Night : Neuberg, November 10, 1619 -- Formless : Königsberg, 1780 -- Severance : Wetzlar, November 1772 -- Blue yonder : Tübingen, 1810 -- Eden : upstate New York, September 22, 1827 -- Flatness : Murnau, Bavaria, 1908 -- No exit : Buenos Aires, April 1941 -- Here : Woodstock, NY, August 29, 1952 -- Nowhere : the Moon, July 21, 1969, 3:58 a.m. BST
Control code
704276704
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 363 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283277228
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsxw53
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)704276704

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