Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory Of The Female Form Marina Warner

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Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory Of The Female Form  by  Marina Warner

Monuments & Maidens: The Allegory Of The Female Form by Marina Warner
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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 womens historic and symbolic roles. Drawing on the evidence of public art,MoreMarina Warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form, and examines the tension between womens 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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