The Colour of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (Paperback)
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The Colour of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 08/10/1998
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The Colour of Angels uncovers the gender politics behind our attitude to the senses. Using a wide variety of examples, ranging from the sensuous religious visions of the middle ages through to nineteenth-century art movements, this book reveals a previously unexplored area of womens history.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415180740
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Classen's achievement is impressive...."
-"American Historical Review
"[A] fresh contribution to the literature on gender and the body in religion."
-"Religious Studies Review
"The common thread that ties these subjects [cosmology, gender, and aesthetics] together is Classen's excellent historical overview of sensory symbolism....Classen provides a rich and evocative volume."
-L. A. Dawe, "Social & Behavioral Sciences
"With the blend of erudition and elegance we have now come to expect, Constance Classen's "The Color of Angels does much to restore the history of the senses to its proper importance."
-Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute
"It is a solid and imaginative contribution to both the history of the senses as well as to feminist scholarship from the middles ages up to the rise of modernism."
-Sander L. Gilman, University of Chicago

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