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Eyes of Love

The Gaze in English and French Paintings and Novels 1840-1900

Distributed for Reaktion Books

Eyes of Love

The Gaze in English and French Paintings and Novels 1840-1900

Eyes of Love argues against a widely held theory about "the gaze" – that women are merely passive erotic objects, while men are active erotic subjects.

"Stephen Kern focuses our attention on eyes and the meaning they convey. This simple idea, here brilliantly developed, uncovers patterns of composition which unite the French Impressionists with late Victorian artists."—The Independent

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283 pages | 6.15 x 9.25

Picturing History

Art: European Art

Gender and Sexuality

Sociology: Theory and Sociology of Knowledge


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Meeting
2. Recreation
3. Working
4. The Nude
5. Prostitution
6. Seduction
7. Rescue
8. Marriage
Conclusion
References
Photographic Acknowledgements
Index

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