IN THE REVIEW

Idolizing

The Cycladic Spirit: Masterpieces from the Nicholas P. Goulandris Collection

by Colin Renfrew, Introduction by Christos Doumas, photographs by John Bigelow Taylor
The Cycladic Spirit is a handsome, thoroughly self-indulgent book by a serious archaeologist responding in an art-historical sort of way to the products of a culture that has to be judged from the barest of evidence: in the author’s words the book is “an elegy for a lost world.” There …