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From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life

Author: Barzun, Jacques
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ISBN: 9780060175863

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Showcases The Triumphs And Defeats Of Five Hundred Years Of Western Cultural History, Highlighting The Contributions Of...

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Showcases The Triumphs And Defeats Of Five Hundred Years Of Western Cultural History, Highlighting The Contributions Of Women And Arguing That Decadence Is Required In Order To Spark Creativity In The Next Era. Prologue: From Current Concerns To The Subject Of This Book -- Pt. 1: From Luther's Ninety-five Theses To Boyle's Invisible College -- Pt. 2: From The Bog And Sand Of Versailles To The Tennis Court -- Pt. 3: From Faust, Part I, To The Nude Descending A Staircase No. 2 -- Pt. 4: From The Great Illusion To Western Civ Has Got To Go. Jacques Barzun. Includes Bibliographical References (p. [803]-828) And Indexes.

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