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The color of angels : cosmology, gender and the aesthetic imagination

Author: Constance Classen
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Transferred to digital printing 2005View all editions and formats
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Compellingly demonstrates the relationship between sensory and gender orders, highlighting the gender politics behind such sensory constructs as the male gaze and the female touch.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Constance Classen
ISBN: 0415180732 9780415180733 0415180740 9780415180740
OCLC Number: 748908519
Notes: Originally published 1998.
Description: 234 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Dedication Acknowledgements Illustrations Introduction I. Cosmology 1. On the Color of Angels: The Sensory Cosmologies of St. Hildegard, Boehme and Fourier 2. The Breath of God: Sacred Histories of Scent II. Gender 3. The Scented Womb and the Seminal Eye: Embodying Gender Codes through the Senses 4. Pens and Needles: Writing, Women's Work and Feminine Sensibilities III. Aesthetics 5. Symbolist Harmonies, Futurist Colours, Surrealist Recipes: Crossing Sensory Borders in the Arts 6. A Feel for the World: Lessons in Aesthetics from the Blind Bibliography
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'With the blend of erudition and elegance we have now come to expect, Constance Classen's The Colour of Angels does much to restore the history of the senses to its proper importance.' - Roy Porter, Read more...

 
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