Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form

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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.

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why should Truth be a woman? Or Nature? Or Justice? Or Liberty? Not, certainly, because women have been more free, just, truthful, nor even (though this one has a double edge) more natural. Marina Warner sets out to breathe some life into the army of petrified personages that litters western cityscapes. As her book shows, these stony ladies can be persuaded to yield surprisingly interesting answers - Lorna Sage, Observer An entertaining and enlightening book about the relationship between allegory and female form from one of the great feminists and cultural historians of our time, Marina Warner. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099588818

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Book Description Vintage, 1996. Book Condition: New. 1996. New Ed. Paperback. This work examines three very different allegorical uses of the female form: New York's statue of Liberty; the public sculptures of central Paris; and the images of Mrs Thatcher favoured by Fleet Street. Num Pages: 496 pages, 1. BIC Classification: AGH; JFSJ1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 199 x 129 x 31. Weight in Grams: 346. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099588818

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Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why should Truth be a woman? Or Nature? Or Justice? Or Liberty? Not, certainly, because women have been more free, just, truthful, nor even (though this one has a double edge) more natural. Marina Warner sets out to breathe some life into the army of petrified personages that litters western cityscapes. As her book shows, these stony ladies can be persuaded to yield surprisingly interesting answers - Lorna Sage, Observer An entertaining and enlightening book about the relationship between allegory and female form from one of the great feminists and cultural historians of our time, Marina Warner. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099588818

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