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Made in God's image? : Eve and Adam in the Genesis mosaics at San Marco, Venice

Author: Penny Howell Jolly
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997.
Series: California studies in the history of art., Discovery series ;, 4.
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"Penny Howell Jolly offers a compelling and provocative reading of a single well-known work of art: the stunning mosaics that illustrate the story of Creation in the church of San Marco in Venice. Jolly studies the mosaics as a reinterpretation of the foundational myth of divine creation and male and female roles, and thus as a social document that reveals a great deal about the perception of relations between the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Art
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jolly, Penny Howell.
Made in God's image?.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1997
(DLC) 96028461
(OCoLC)35042243
Named Person: Adam, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure); Adam, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure); Adam, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Howell Jolly
ISBN: 0585054983 9780585054988 9780520205376 0520205375
OCLC Number: 44962886
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 142 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Creation before Eve --
Maid in God's image? Eve as the embodiment of difference --
The first couple in Paradise --
The labors of Adam and Eve --
The fallen world and thirteenth-century Venice --
Excerpts from the Book of Genesis (Douay version) --
Notes --
Selected references --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Series Title: California studies in the history of art., Discovery series ;, 4.
Responsibility: Penny Howell Jolly.
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"Penny Howell Jolly offers a compelling and provocative reading of a single well-known work of art: the stunning mosaics that illustrate the story of Creation in the church of San Marco in Venice. Jolly studies the mosaics as a reinterpretation of the foundational myth of divine creation and male and female roles, and thus as a social document that reveals a great deal about the perception of relations between the sexes in thirteenth-century Venice." "In the end, she sees the mosaic as a highly misogynist revision of the Cotton Genesis directed toward a thirteenth-century audience. The book incorporates recent studies in narratology and feminist theology, as well as a discussion of how a medieval audience, unschooled in reading and writing, was visually literate and able to "read" these images."--Jacket.

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