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The Resource Forbidden fruit : a history of women and books in art, Christiane Inmann

Forbidden fruit : a history of women and books in art, Christiane Inmann

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Forbidden fruit : a history of women and books in art
Title
Forbidden fruit
Title remainder
a history of women and books in art
Statement of responsibility
Christiane Inmann
Title variation
History of women and books in art
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Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the ages, from Sappho to Mary Wollstonecraft, extraordinary women have exposed other women to the world of letters and the freedom it brings. This unique cross-cultural account highlights the accomplishments of women writers and educated women, and provides beautiful reproductions of renowned artworks that illustrate their achievements and the worlds they inhabited, thereby also tracing the social functions of the portraits of reading women as well as the types of books they read. The book further explores the changing circumstances of women's access to literature and education throughout the centuries in different cultures and societies. Chronologically arranged, the volume opens in ancient times, exploring civilizations as diverse as Mesopotamia, Greece and China. It travels to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Europe, to modern England and America. Along the way readers are treated to profiles of Ban Zhao, Murasaki Shikibu, Christine de Pisan, Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Phillis Wheatley and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among many others. Artworks featuring reading women range from Pompeii frescoes to important works by artists through the centuries, including Hans Holbein, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, Roy Lichtenstein, Balthus and Gerhard Richter. The result is a beautifully illustrated cultural history of women reading, as fascinating and inspiring as the accomplishments it honours
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BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7630
LC item number
.I56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Forbidden fruit : a history of women and books in art, Christiane Inmann
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Forbidden fruit : a history of women and books in art, Christiane Inmann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-215)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
First steps: from the cradle of civilization to the Middle Ages -- Piety and luxury: women reading in the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries -- Connecting with books: the nineteenth century -- Reading becomes art: the twentieth century
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Dimensions
29 cm
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Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9783791340777
Lccn
2009929420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9783791340777
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)351307385

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