Lisa L. Moore: Sister Arts
The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes. USA 2011, 244 pp. illustrated, brochure, € 26.30Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.University of Minnesota Press
- Queer Studies
In the great age of English garden design, 18th-century women working in the »sister arts« of painting, poetry, and landscape gardening adapted the Linnaean system of plant classification and the tradition of the erotic garden to create art with and for other women that celebrated everything from classical friendship to erotic love. In this book, filled with lush illustrations and intriguing stories, the author reveals how these women artists used flowers, gardens, and landscapes to express their love for other women. These women - such as aristocratic diarist Mary Delany, romantic poet Anna Seward, and feminist intellectual Sarah Pierce - influenced later works by Emily Dickinson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Tee Corinne.