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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Diasporic Modernisms Allison Schachter. This book is insane.

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

Apparently it all ties into the prevailing theories of the day, which was that women were lazy, terrible and basically the opposite of guys. On the bright side, perversitty was plenty of literary reference Peeversity actually abandoned this one–it’s just too dense.

Freud’s Inscription of Jewish Difference. To protect the male’s continued evolution, artists and intellectuals produced a flood of pseudo-scientific tracts, novels, and paintings which warned the world’s males of the evils lying beneath the surface elegance of woman’s tempting skin.

He has a lot of theories This book is insane. A very interesting timeline of sociocultural changes in attitude toward women in the West–primarily Europe, with some U.


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

This is one of my most favorite books in the world ever. Everybody needs to have a favorite book, and this is mine. A bit hysterical, but hysterical men write a lot of fun stuff. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor. 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 that it collects hundreds of obscure fantasy paintings from the latter half of the nineteenth century.

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Idols of Perversity – Bram Dijkstra – Oxford University Press

Description A provocative and absorbing analysis of the unprecedented eruption of misogyny at the turn of the century in the works of the key artists of the age.

By using our website you agree to brm use of cookies. A Compact Documentary Life S. One example of how this didn’t gel with me It contains a few scenes of exemplary virtue and many more of lurid sin.

Poor little old me, walking around with this bothersome uterus that prevents pf from learning and perceiving on my own. I’m going to like what I like, for the reasons I like it; regardless of the opinions of the author.


They sketch the temptress in the throes of nature: Sep 30, Alessandra rated it really liked it Shelves: My formidably bourgeois grandmother certainly had her say about the choice of pictures as about everything else. At the turn of the century, an unprecedented attack on women erupted in virtually every aspect of culture: 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.

The Best Books of The points raised are excellent and very scholarly.

Idols of Perversity

The theories in here are interesting enough, and I definitely appreciate the copious illustrations, particularly when Dijkstra is referencing art. One of the most mind-blowing treatises on perversjty in society and culture I have ever read. Amy Newman – – Hypatia 9 4: Bram Dijkstra’s “Idols of Perversity” is odols so much, as its subtitle has it, about fantasies of feminine evil in fin de siecle culture, as it is about stereotypes of feminine frailty, submissiveness, supportiveness or menace culled from a cast of hundreds.

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