Title: Searching for Utopia
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Condition: New
2011. y First printing. Hardcover. Surveys the enduring human need to imagine and construct ideal worlds. This title surveys the influence of the idea of utopia on history, literature, art, architecture and religious and political thought, and covers the significant utopias throughout history, whether envisaged or actually attempted. Num Pages: 224 pages, 206 illustrations, 141 in colour. BIC Classification: JFCX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 250 x 195 x 30. Weight in Grams: 1008. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780500251744
An illustrated history of a perennially powerful idea: the quest for the ideal society from classical times to the present day.Aspirations for a better?even a perfect?society have existed throughout history. Utopias have been imagined in intricate detail by, among others, philosophers, poets, social reformers, architects, and artists.
About the Author: Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written and edited numerous books, including Searching for Utopia, The Utopia Reader, and The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature.
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