Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form

Monuments and Maidens The Allegory of the Female Form 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 symbol

  • Title: Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form
  • Author: Marina Warner
  • ISBN: 9780520227330
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 inMarina 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.

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    • Marina Warner

      Marina Sarah Warner is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer She is known for her many non fiction books relating to feminism and myth.She is a professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre at the University of Essex, and gave the Reith Lectures on the BBC in 1994 on the theme of Managing Monsters Six Myths of Our Time.

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    • If you watched the Olympics, you know who Gabby Douglas is. This young lady (she's 16) won both an individual gold and a team gold in gymnastics. She became the first Afro-American woman to do so, her family is supportive and middle/lower class, her father served in both the Afghan and Iraq actions. Her mother believed iin her daughter so much she allowed Gabby to move to Iowa to train. The young lady is talented, and so what did people talk about once she won? Her talent? Her family's lack of b [...]


    • Amazing and very interesting as usual. Marina is a Wonder Woman of literature, culture and ideas themselves- a richly researched and deeply informative and eye-opening book. For lovers of Art (and Art History), Feminism and Gender.


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