Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female form / Marina Warner.

Marina Warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form, and examines the tension between women's historic and symbolic roles. Drawing on the evidence of public art, especially sculpture, and painting, poetry, an...

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Main Author: Warner, Marina, 1946-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Atheneum, 1985.
Edition:1st American ed.
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Summary:Marina Warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form, and examines the tension between women's historic and symbolic roles. Drawing on the evidence of public art, especially sculpture, and painting, poetry, and classical mythology, she ranges over the allegorical presence of the woman in the Western tradition with a sharply observant eye and a piquant and engaging style.
Physical Description:xxiii, 417 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-400) and index.
ISBN:0689116454
9780689116452