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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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ISBN : 9783791340777
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216 pages
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Throughout the ages, 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 beautifulMoreThroughout the ages, 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, 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 womens 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. Artworks featuring reading women range from Pompeii frescoes to important works by artists through thecenturies. The result is abeautifully illustrated cultural history of women reading, asfascinating and inspiring as the accomplishments it honors.