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
Published: New York : Atheneum, 1985.
Edition:1st American ed.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. one: The female presence today. The monument (New York)
  • The street (Paris)
  • The front page (London)
  • pt. two: the figure in myth. Engendered images
  • The bed of Odysseus
  • The aegis of Athena
  • The goddess of success
  • The sword of justice
  • Lady Wisdom
  • pt. three: The body in allegory. The making of Pandora
  • The sieve of Tuccia
  • The slipped chiton
  • Nuda veritas
  • Epilogue: the eyes of Tiresias.