Mapping Decadence

Welcome to Mapping Decadence

Decadence has typically been understood and studied as a movement of late nineteenth-century French literary and visual artists who found their artistic inspiration in notions of social and political decay.

Under the “Authors” tab you will find individual maps for each writers represented on the master map below: Joris-Karl Huysmans, Jean Lorrain, Rachilde, and Marcel Schwob. All of the maps are created using the digital tool, ArcGIS online. The goal of these maps is to show how location played a role in shaping the collaborations between Decadent writers and their publishers at the end of the nineteenth century in Paris.


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