The Colour of Angels: Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Colour of Angels

Cosmology, Gender and the Aesthetic Imagination, 1st Edition

By Constance Classen


248 pages

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Paperback: 9780415180740
pub: 1998-10-08
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pub: 1998-10-08
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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.


'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, Wellcome Institute

'It is a solid and imaginative contribution to both the history of the senses as well as to feminist scholarship from the middle ages up to the rise of modernism.' - Henry Luce, The University of Chicago

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General