Eyes of Love

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

Stephen Kern

Eyes of Love
Distribution by the University of Chicago Press only to customers in the USA and Canada. Customers elsewhere should visit the UK website of Reaktion Books.

Stephen Kern

Distributed for Reaktion Books

283 pages | 6.15 x 9.25
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9780948462832 Published October 2004 For sale in North and South America only
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
1. Meeting
2. Recreation
3. Working
4. The Nude
5. Prostitution
6. Seduction
7. Rescue
8. Marriage
Photographic Acknowledgements
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