LETTER OF SEMINAR 86
 

ARTS & SOCIETIES

With the support of the Foundation of France and Olivier Berggruen
Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po

 
 

SEMINAR OF JANUARY 20, 2016

THINGS OF ANCIENT GREECE
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The Knossos logo of the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny, who provided the wardrobe for the Duchess of Guermantes and Albertine.

Sophie Basch
Material Culture: Marcel Proust's Ariadne's Thread, From Pre-Hellenic Greece to Art Nouveau

 


Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Giry
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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EDITORIAL

            Sophie Basch is the autor of the powerful volume Rastaquarium, her recent book on the relationships between Art Nouveau and the Dreyfus Affair in Proust's work. In this summary of her talk given to the Arts & Sociétés seminar, she identifies for us the references to primitive Greece of this writer who, without being very knowledgeable in archeology, shared the Cretomania of his time, wich was marked by the latest discoveries from the Knossos excavations in 1900. In Remembrance itself are thus to be found again the era's aesthetic and archeological debates.

Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


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