Idols of Perversity has ratings and 42 reviews. Bram Dijkstra collected this art and put it in a book with the widest margins I have ever seen. He has a lot of. Buy Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-siecle Culture New Ed by Bram Dijkstra ( ISBN. Buy Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siecle Culture ( Oxford Paperbacks) by Dijkstra, Bram (September 1, ) Paperback New Ed by.

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I was horrified and intrigued all at the same time. These Yellow Pages of platitudes are illustrated by a wealth of visual prosiness, a paradise irols the prurient, a treasure-trove of third-rate paintings seldom assembled between two covers, let alone four walls. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I recommend this book not only for those who enjoy art, but for historians, to. Freud’s Inscription of Jewish Difference. Solitary Vice and Restful Detumescence. Nov 24, Kira Barnes rated it did not like it. The author does not duck the issues in women portrayed as ‘ill’, very interesting read for a man.

There are tons of pictures of named women lying around in fields, sleeping in a pile of leaves, which if you are a woman will drive you mad because none of us would ever do that – there are things called bugs and other things not to expose yourself to no more comfortable pervedsity flowerbed looks. The Cultural Construction of the Other.


On the bright side, there was plenty of literary reference as well, which led to me picking up the Henry James novels I’m currently working my way through. Fear of Perverslty and Desire for Replication inDracula. Idols of Perversity Bram Dijkstra. Buy this book only for the beautiful pictures. From inside the book.

Jun 22, Wendy Buonaventura rated it it was amazing. Also, his conclusions are a bit depressing, that the only A bit hysterical, but hysterical men write a lot of fun stuff. The three star rating is an average; 5 stars for the illustrations, 1 star for the text.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Pictures and prints together confirm the current image of 19th-Century woman as man’s captive, plaything or intimate enemy.

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A survey of misogyny in late-Victorian art. Jul 06, Marsha Altman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Socrates as Nietzsche’s Decadent in Twilight of the Idols. This perbersity doesn’t know what he’s talking about and pretends to be a feminist.

View all 3 comments. Unfortunately, the author is only interested in passing moral judgments on the subject matter of these paintings, so all of the illustr The chief merit of this book is perveraity it collects hundreds of obscure fantasy paintings from the latter half of the nineteenth century.


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Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture

Circe, Brsm, Judith, Salome, Turandot. Idols of Perversity explores the nature and development of turn-of-the-century misogyny in the works of hundreds of writers, artists, and scientists, including such figures as Zola, Strindberg, Wedekind, Henry James, Rossetti, Renoir, Maurois, Klimt, Darwin, and Spencer, not to mention a host of now-forgotten others.

As with anything important, this has changed the way I view part of the world. Dec 25, Nicole rated it liked it. Amy Newman – – Hypatia 9 4: Jun 28, Miriam rated it liked it. Crossing the conventional boundaries of art history, sociology, the history of scientific theory, and literary analysis, Dijkstra unveils a startling view of a grim idos largely one-sided war on women still being fought today.

Preview — Idols of Perversity by Bram Dijkstra. These tireless purveyors of culture were also forever delving into the large fund of antifeminine lore to be found in classical mythology and the Bible. This isn’t a book for reading; it’s a book for looking at the pictures.