Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form / Edition 1

Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form / Edition 1

by Marina Warner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520227336

ISBN-13: 9780520227330

Pub. Date: 04/24/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227330
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/24/2001
Edition description:
1ST U.S. P
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
1,090,034
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Pt. 1The Female Presence Today
1The Monument (New York)3
2The Street (Paris)18
3The Front Page (London)38
Pt. 2The Figure in Myth
4Engendered Images63
5The Bed of Odysseus88
6The Aegis of Athena104
7The Goddess of Success127
8The Sword of Justice146
9Lady Wisdom177
Pt. 3The Body in Allegory
10The Making of Pandora213
11The Sieve of Tuccia241
12The Slipped Chiton267
13Nuda Veritas294
Epilogue: The Eyes of Tiresias329
Abbreviations335
Notes337
Bibliography and References377
Index401

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