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The Resource Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture, Jonathan Smith

Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture, Jonathan Smith

Label
Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture
Title
Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although The Origin of Species contained just a single visual illustration, Charles Darwin's other books, from his monograph on barnacles in the early 1850s to his volume on earthworms in 1881, were copiously illustrated by well-known artists and engravers. Jonathan Smith explains how Darwin managed to illustrate the unillustratable - his theories of natural selection - by manipulating and modifying the visual conventions of natural history, using images to support the claims made in his texts. Moreover, Smith looks outward to analyze the relationships between Darwin's illustrations and Victorian visual culture, especially the late-Victorian debates about aesthetics, and shows how Darwin's evolutionary explanation of beauty, based on his observations of color and the visual in nature, were a direct challenge to the aesthetics of John Ruskin. The many illustrations reproduced here enhance this fascinating study of a little-known aspect of Darwin's lasting influence on literature, art, and culture."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jonathan
Dewey number
741.64094109034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH46.5
LC item number
.S65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QH 46.5
NLM item number
S652c 2006
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Illustration of books, Victorian
  • Natural history illustration
  • Scientific illustration
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Books, Illustrated
  • Science
  • Art
  • Esthetics
  • History, 19th Century
  • United Kingdom
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Illustraties
  • Natuur
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture, Jonathan Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Darwin's faces I
  • 6.
  • Darwin's faces II
  • 7.
  • Darwin's worms
  • 1.
  • Seeing things : Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture
  • 2.
  • Darwin's barnacles
  • 3.
  • Darwin's birds
  • 4.
  • Darwin's plants
Control code
62891595
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521856904
Lccn
2006283483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62891595
Label
Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture, Jonathan Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Darwin's faces I
  • 6.
  • Darwin's faces II
  • 7.
  • Darwin's worms
  • 1.
  • Seeing things : Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture
  • 2.
  • Darwin's barnacles
  • 3.
  • Darwin's birds
  • 4.
  • Darwin's plants
Control code
62891595
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxiii, 349 pages
Isbn
9780521856904
Lccn
2006283483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)62891595

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