Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920

Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920

Author: Martin Willis

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981909

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Prize, 2011 Winner of the Cultural Studies in English Prize, 2012 This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles—small, large, past and future—to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. He then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual "truth" became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.
Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Martin Willis
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-11-15 - Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

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Pages: 304
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Pages: 216
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Categories: Political Science
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