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Dijkstra, Bram

Overview
Works: 52 works in 223 publications in 5 languages and 7,809 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Bibliographies  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: NX652.W6, 700.9034
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bram Dijkstra
Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

31 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years around 1900, an unprecedented attack on women erupted in virtually every aspect of culture: literary, artistic, scientific, and philosophic. 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 beings whose sole function was sexual and reproductive. This text 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
American expressionism : art and social change, 1920-1950 by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

17 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of a distinctive art form in the United States, noting how most of its contributors were first- or second-generation immigrants living in urban or disadvantaged regions, and examining how the art of the period reflects ideals about equality, dignity, justice, and the challenges of the working class
The hieroglyphics of a new speech; cubism, Stieglitz, and the early poetry of William Carlos Williams by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil sisters : the threat of female sexuality and the cult of manhood by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bram Dijkstra's new book, ten years in work, is a stunning inquiry into the idea of woman as seductress: how, in many areas of twentieth-century high and popular culture, the female came to be portrayed as a regressive, primitive force whose sexuality could destroy the social order, undermining the supremacy of the white male - and shows the devastating historical effects of this portrayal. Dijkstra begins his analysis with the 1915 silent film A Fool There Was, in which Theda Bara first embodied our century's vision of the Vamp - kohl-eyed, predatory, seducing respectable men and destroying them with her voracious appetite. The part played by turn-of-the-century biologists, gynecologists, psychologists, geneticists, and sociologists in helping to develop distorted ideas of gender, sex, and race is examined. And Dijkstra shows how these distortions have been reflected in painting; in popular and literary fiction, from Bram Stoker's Dracula to the novels of Conrad, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner; and in cinema's femmes fatales, from Louise Brooks, Garbo, and Dietrich to the fatal women of the 1990s. Finally, the book makes shockingly clear how the parallel paths of the new style of misogyny and racism merged in the 1920s during the rise of nationalist politics - converging in Hitler's Mein Kampf and the politics of genocide
A recognizable image : William Carlos Williams on art and artists by William Carlos Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cubism, Stieglitz, and the early poetry of William Carlos Williams : the hieroglyphics of a new speech by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 2020 in English and German and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous studies of William Carlos Williams have tended to look only for the literary echoes in his verse. According to Bram Dijkstra, the new movements in the visual arts during the 1920s affected Williams's work as much as, if not more than, the new writing of the period. Dijkstra catches the excitement of this period of revolutionary art, reveals the interactions between writers and painters, and shows in particular the specific and general impact this world had on Williams's early writings
Georgia O'Keeffe and the eros of place by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georgia O'Keeffe has long been recognized as one of America's most adventurous early modernist artists. But critics often suggest that she became a revolutionary despite her American background, not because of it. Bram Dijkstra challenges that point of view. In this searching reappraisal of O'Keeffe's work, the distinguished cultural historian shows that her art was decisively shaped by the America in which she grew up. In doing so, he casts new light on the facts of O'Keeffe's remarkable life and offers incisive new readings of many of her most important paintings
California light, 1900-1930( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defoe and economics : the fortunes of Roxana in the history of interpretation by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

13 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked : the nude in America by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the nude in American art, photography, and popular culture
Faces in skin : poems & drawings by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les idoles de la perversité : figures de la femme fatale dans la culture fin de siècle by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Diego artists by Robert Perine( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belle Baranceanu : a retrospective by Belle Baranceanu( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verschränkung and the uncertainty principle by Damian Loeb( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belle Baranceanu, the artist at work by Belle Baranceanu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California light, 1900-1930 by Patricia Trenton( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ídolos de perversidad : la imagen de la mujer en la cultura de fin de siglo by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idoli di perversità by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

4 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfide sorelle by Bram Dijkstra( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Idols of perversity : fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siècle culture
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American expressionism : art and social change, 1920-1950The hieroglyphics of a new speech; cubism, Stieglitz, and the early poetry of William Carlos WilliamsEvil sisters : the threat of female sexuality and the cult of manhoodA recognizable image : William Carlos Williams on art and artistsCubism, Stieglitz, and the early poetry of William Carlos Williams : the hieroglyphics of a new speechGeorgia O'Keeffe and the eros of placeNaked : the nude in AmericaLes idoles de la perversité : figures de la femme fatale dans la culture fin de siècle
Alternative Names
Bram Dijkstra académico estadounidense

Bram Dijkstra American academic

Bram Dijkstra Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Dükstra, Bram

برام ديكسترا

デイクストラ, ブラム

Languages
English (156)

French (6)

Spanish (6)

Italian (5)

German (1)