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-Si├Ęcle 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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Idols of Perversity : Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siecle Culture

Added to PP index Total downloads 76 86, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 76 4, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? This Side of Evil. 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.

Crossing the conventional boundaries of art history, sociology, the history of scientific theory, and literary analysis, Dijkstra unveils a startling view of a grim and largely one-sided war on women still being fought today. Jan 17, Karen Lynn added it. Just a few paragraphs are enough to give you an accurate impression of the whole. Paul Formosa – – Philosophical Forum 38 3: Freud’s Inscription of Jewish Difference.

It is a fount of insight into humanity and art. One of those important, eye-opening books worth reading, but ugh. Images of a gaggle of nude children in the water become precursors to the Holocaust: I found the book quite thought-provoking when I read it a few years back and am still talking about years later.

Herbert Draper’s ‘The Gates of Dawn’ is surely a picture of a woman looking out at all the possibilities open to her! I recommend this book not only for those who enjoy art, but for historians, to. The theories in here are interesting enough, and I definitely appreciate the copious illustrations, particularly when Dijkstra is referencing art. Divine Omniscience and the Soteriological Problem of Evil: Aesthetics categorize this paper.


Idols of Perversity explores the nature and development of turn-of-the century misogny in the works of hundreds of writers, artists, and scientists of the period. A quick list of descriptive epithets picked from his pages yields an alphabet soup of conventional images: Bram Dijkstra’s 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 Zola, Strindberg, Wedekind, Henry James, Rossetti, Renoir, Moreau, Klimt, Darwin, and Spencer.

Evil and Fairy Tales: The chief merit of this book is that it collects hundreds of obscure fantasy paintings from the latter half of the nineteenth century. Dijkstra demonstrates that the most prejudicial aspects of Evolutionary Theory helped to justify this wave of anti-feminine sentiment.

This article has no associated abstract. Science Logic and Mathematics. He also erroneously treats this instantiation as unique, rather than as part of a recurring pattern of shifting attitudes toward women. My library Help Advanced Book Search. No keywords specified fix it.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Pictures and prints together confirm the current image of 19th-Century woman as man’s captive, plaything or intimate enemy. 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.

The Best Books of The points raised are excellent and very scholarly. It contains a few scenes of exemplary virtue and many more of lurid sin. Sep 16, Pippa rated it liked it Shelves: The permutations of masculine paranoia are mirrored in the image of their prey. Crossing the conventional boundaries of art history, sociology, the history of scientific theory, and literary analysis, Dijkstra unveils a startling view of women–a war whose battles are still being fought.


Bram Dijkstra man-splained this historic and artistic era to me, so now I understand how oppressed women really were.

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View all 5 comments. Am I just ignorant? Michael Gelven – – Marquette University Press. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jstor. Refresh and try again. 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. It was held that rijkstra female of the species had not been able to participate in the great evolutionary process that was guiding the intellectual male, nature’s dijksstra “superman,” to his ultimate, predistined role as a disembodied spiritual essence.

Idols of Perversity

The odols that woman is not the milk-white lamb who bleats for man’s protection but an incontinent partner in “solitary vice and restful detumescence” is titillating, but disturbing too. A very interesting timeline of sociocultural changes in attitude toward women in the West–primarily Europe, with some U. The author does not duck the issues in women portrayed as ‘ill’, very interesting read for a man.

Jul 06, Marsha Altman rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a bit ironic that in a work about misogyny in art the author tries to define a role for Woman. A fabulous reference of artistic allusions to mythology and folklore, with a wealth of images from both renowned and obscure works.

Hepworth – – Theory, Culture and Society idol They’re not showing a whole lot, but they are naked. A fascinating book, well researched and food for thought. My opinion still stands.