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The Resource A gust for paradise : Milton's Eden and the visual arts, Diane Kelsey McColley

A gust for paradise : Milton's Eden and the visual arts, Diane Kelsey McColley

Label
A gust for paradise : Milton's Eden and the visual arts
Title
A gust for paradise
Title remainder
Milton's Eden and the visual arts
Statement of responsibility
Diane Kelsey McColley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This beautifully illustrated multidisciplinary study addresses interpretations of the Genesis creation story in Paradise Lost and other seventeenth-century English poems and in the visual arts from the Middle Ages through the Reformation. It considers poems, visual images, and music concerned with divine and human creativity and interprets these works as salutary examples for the creation of the arts and the preservation of the earth. The central topic is the "daily work of body or mind" of Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost as primal artists and caretakers of nature before the Fall, developing the arts of language, music, liturgy, and government, discovering the rudiments of a technology harmless to the biosphere, and dressing and keeping a garden that is an epitome of the whole earth. These unfallen arts promote awareness of the complex harmonies of creation and potentially of civilization: an awareness that is not only linear or binary but radiant and multiple; not only monodic but also choral. McColley argues that northern European visual artists and seventeenth-century English poets reimagined Eden in order to re-Edenize the imagination as a source of ethical and ecological healing. The best-known depictions of Adam and Eve in the visual arts, which focus on the drama of the all, depart from a widespread but undervalued tradition that more celebratory and regenerative and less susceptible to misogynous interpretation. This tradition includes the neglected topos of original righteousness and contributes to what we would now call ecological awareness. Poets allied to this view foster Edenic consciousness by creating a Paradisal language that weaves form, sound, image, metaphor, concept, and experience as closely as nature weaves life, and so exercises our sense of connections
Cataloging source
DLC
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1934-
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McColley, Diane Kelsey
Dewey number
821/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3562
LC item number
.M19 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Milton, John
  • Adam
  • Eve
  • Milton, John
  • Art and literature
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Paradise in literature
  • Eden in literature
  • Paradise in art
  • Eden in art
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Paradijs
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Letterkunde
  • Engels
  • Art et littérature
  • Paradis dans la littérature
  • Éden dans la littérature
  • Paradis dans l'art
  • Éden dans l'art
  • Adam (Personnage biblique) dans la littérature
  • Ève (Personnage biblique) dans la littérature
Label
A gust for paradise : Milton's Eden and the visual arts, Diane Kelsey McColley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25747851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780252018282
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92013654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1500642
  • (OCoLC)25747851
Label
A gust for paradise : Milton's Eden and the visual arts, Diane Kelsey McColley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25747851
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780252018282
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92013654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1500642
  • (OCoLC)25747851

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