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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