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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Still caused raised eyebrows a few times, though. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Feb 08, Peggy N rated it it was amazing.

Darwinists argued that women hindered this process by their willingness to lure men back to a sham paradise of erotic materialism.

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Many of the anti-feminine platitudes that today still constrain women’s potential were first formulated during this period, as intellectuals of every stripe throughout Europe and America banded together to picture women as static and unindividuated beings whose sole function was sexual and reproductive. Sign in to use this feature.

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

This article has no associated abstract. And after reading Foucault’s History of Madness, that’s saying something. It is a bit ironic that in a work about misogyny in art the author tries to define a role for Woman.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. A Compact Documentary Life S. A fascinating book, well researched and food for thought. One of the most mind-blowing treatises on women in society and culture I have ever read. It’s a hram read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sometimes a woman just wants to be a ruthless, decapitating, vitality-stealing vampire.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Dijkstra traces the shift from victims to Amazonian brawlers, from cool hands on feverish brows to hot hands moving in quite different dijksra. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of History of Western Philosophy.

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Bram Dijkstra collected this art and put it in a book with the widest margins I have ever seen. Renaissance Madonnas and the Fantasies of Freud.

This is one of my most favorite books in the world ever. The author deliberately illustrates her points by restricting her pictures from the exact period she is investigating. Aesthetics categorize this paper. Some of the artists like Klimt and Moreau will be familiar, but for every artist you’ve heard of you’ll meet five you won’t recognize. They’re not showing a whole lot, but they are naked.


Lists with This Book. Find it on Scholar. While visual art plays the starring role, literature, philosophy, and scientific theories are each analyzed in turn. His scores make his case. Unfortunately, the author is only interested in passing moral judgments on the subject matter of these paintings, so all of the illustrations are black and white.

Beautifully and engagingly written, with astute analysis of how money, power, and the striving for personal freedom affected relations between men and women and gay people. But he does have interesting things to say about the art, much of which is fascinating and beautiful. Open Preview See a Problem? That’s a bit simplistic, and also seems to be an effort to shift the blame to a source that is easily identifiable and easily chastised.

The author’s dour and sour commentary on these forgotten masterpieces is ironically effective and adds piquancy to the pictures. He has a lot of theories This book is insane.