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Author: Katarzyna Michalski,Sergiusz Michalski
ISBN: 1861897758
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Reaktion Books (October 15, 2010)
Language English
Category: Science
Rating: 4.7
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by Katarzyna Michalski,Sergiusz Michalski


In this wide-ranging book, Katarzyna and Sergiusz the natural history and cultural significance of the spider.

In this wide-ranging book, Katarzyna and Sergiusz the natural history and cultural significance of the spider. From ancient Greek myth to Dostoyevsky, the authors explore the appearance of spiders in literature and their depictions in art, paying particular attention to the sculptures of Louise Bourgeois. Both fascinating and frightening, the spider has a rich symbolic presence in the imagination. At once a representative of death, due to its fangs and dangerous poison, the spider can also represent life and creation, because of its intricate web and females who carry sacs of thousands of tiny eggs.

In this comprehensive study, Katarzyna and Sergiusz Michalski investigate the cultural significance of the spider, as well as presenting the natural history of this fascinating, ancient creature. Spider analyses the arachnid’s appearance in the literature of Dostoyevsky and Hugo, and the many depictions of the spider in art, paying particular attention to the sculptures of Louise Bourgeois.

Spider - Animal Series (Paperback). Katarzyna Michalski (author), Sergiusz Michalski (author).

In this wide-ranging book, Katarzyna and Sergiusz the Both fascinating and frightening, the spider has a rich symbolic presence in the imagination.

by Katarzyna Michalski, Sergiusz Michalski. In this wide-ranging book, Katarzyna and Sergiusz the natural history and cultural significance of the spider.

Both fascinating and frightening, the spider has a rich symbolic presence in the imagination  . by Katarzyna Michalski, Sergiusz Michalski.

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Introduction : spiders on the wall and elsewhere. Some basic zoological facts. Venom and cold intellect : the spider and its web in the European intellectual tradition. The femme fatale and eroticism. Oppressive mothers, dreams and Louise Bourgeois. Spiders in art and caricature. Spider goes Hollywood. Michalska, Katarzyna;Michalski, Sergiusz.

Both fascinating and frightening, the spider has a rich symbolic presence in the imagination. At once a representative of death, due to its fangs and dangerous poison, the spider can also represent life and creation, because of its intricate web and females who carry sacs of thousands of tiny eggs. In this wide-ranging book, Katarzyna and Sergiusz Michalskiinvestigate the natural history and cultural significance of the spider.

            From ancient Greek myth to Dostoyevsky, the authors explore the appearance of spiders in literature and their depictions in art, paying particular attention to the sculptures of Louise Bourgeois. Horror stories, science fiction, folklore, and children’s tales are also investigated, as well as the affliction of arachnophobia and the procedures used to cure it. The association of the spider with women or mothers is explored alongside the role of the spider metaphor in Freudian and Jungian psychoanalysis, and the Michalskis’ in-depth account concludes with a look at the unfavorable portrayal of the sinister spider in film.

            A thorough and engaging look at the natural and cultural history of the spider, this book will appeal to anybody who admires or fears this delicate yet dangerous creature.

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I just reread this book and found no review had been written. As is often the case, a rereading can be rewarding. This is one of the earlier books in this series, and a phrase the authors use typifies many of the books, "cultural symbolics." That means more culture and not as much natural history. The writing is good, although a bit Eurocentric. The illustrations are extremely good and extremely varied. Note for parents: this may not be a suitable book for children interested in spiders, because there are several mildly erotic, used to illustrate text about exactly that.

The later chapters will probably interest readers more than the earlier ones, except for the first on natural history. Chapter 4 is on the femme fatale, which often used spiders as symbols; this is the chapter that considers spiders as symbols of the dangerous femme. Chapter 5 considers dreams and psychoanalytic readings of spiders in dreams. Chapter 6 is the best in the book in my opinion, spiders in art and caricature--in this chapter the spider is used as a nasty symbol for Napoleon, Hitler, Russia, Jews (prints by Russians), Nazis and tsar Nicholas, among others. This is an excellent exploration of a sort of artistic trope.

Chapter 7 discusses the spider in myth and folklore, and chapter 8 looks at urban legends regarding the spider. There's also a chapter on the Hollywood spider.
Bodwyn
There are some errors in the natural history of spiders, but the social psychology aspects are very, very interesting.