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Women Who Read Are Dangerous

Women Who Read Are Dangerous

By (author) Stefan Bollmann

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  • Stefan Bollmann explores what is it about a woman reading that has captivated hundreds of artists over the centuries this popular subject, in more than 70 artworks
Full Description
As the book's provocative title indicates, a woman reading was once viewed as radical. In chapters - such as: Intimate Moments and The Search for Oneself - Bollmann profiles how a woman with a book was once seen as idle or suspect and how women have gained autonomy through reading over the years. Bollmann offers intelligent and engaging commentary on each work of art in Women Who Read Are Dangerous, telling us who the subject is, her relationship to the artist, and even what she is reading. With works ranging from a 1333 Annunciation painting of the angel Gabriel speaking to the Virgin Mary, book in hand, to 20th-century works, such as a stunning photograph of Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, this appealing survey provides a veritable slideshow of the many iterations of a woman and her book; a compelling subject to this day.

An excellent gift for graduates, teachers, or Mother's Day, this elegant book should appeal to anyone interested in art, literature, or women's history.


Specifications
Publisher
Abbeville Press
ISBN
9780789212566
Published
1st Jul 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Australia and New Zealand
Size
203 mm x 203 mm
Pages
156 Pages
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