Senses of Touch (BOK)

Senses of Touch (BOK)

Marjorie ORourke Boyle

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This volume anatomizes the human hand as a rhetorical figure for dignity and deformity in early modern culture. It concerns a valuational shift from the contemplative ideal, as signified by the sense of touch. From posture to piety, from manicure to magic, the book seeks to discover touch in a critical period of its historical development, in anatomy and society. It features new interpretations of two landmarks of Western civilization: Michelangelo's fresco of the creation of Adam and Calvin's doctrine of election. It also accords special attention to the typing of women as sensual creatures by using their hands as a heuristic. The book's alternative interpretations explore in theory and in practice the sensuality, the creativity, and the plain ultilty of hands, thus integrating biology and culture.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Marjorie ORourke Boyle
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9789004111752
Antall sider 300
Emner og form Anatomy, History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600