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The Resource Darwin Becomes Art : Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920

Darwin Becomes Art : Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920

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Darwin Becomes Art : Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920
Title
Darwin Becomes Art
Title remainder
Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyses Darwin's influence on art and the effect of his science on experiences of beauty. The first chapter discusses Darwin's great forerunner, Alexander von Humboldt, and his contribution to thinking about the relationship between science and beauty. The second examines the public reception of Darwin in Germany, focusing on the German Naturalists and the important scientific controversies which Darwin's idea provoked. It shows the political use of science (Häckel and Virchow) and foreshadows present-day debates between Darwinism and Creationism, science and an idealized view of na
Member of
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Ridley, Hugh
Dewey number
191
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft
Series volume
175
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetics
  • Art, Modern
  • Philosophy
Label
Darwin Becomes Art : Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Alexander von Humboldt Sets the Theme; In the midst of nature; Humboldt and the 'clarity of things'; 2 Darwin and the German Public; The Naturalist movement; Naturalism in Germany; Häckel and Virchow: preliminary skirmishes; The big dispute; A rehearsal for Scope's Monkey; Darwin and Nietzsche; 3 Naturalism in Nature; The wild garden; Tat twam asi -- so you are too; Down on the farm with the Naturalist novel; More vegetative nature; Darwinism and Primitivism; Back to the trees
  • 4 Naturalism and the Objective Eye: Bird Portraiturebetween Art and PhotographyGeneral premises; The emergence of scientific illustration; Photography offers new possibilities; Photography and literature; Birds between art and science; Consumerism; The relevance of literary debates about Naturalism; Photograph or painting?; 5 Objectivizing Feeling: The Novel, Acting and Darwin'sThe Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals; The expression of the emotions in Literature; Non-Darwinian approaches to the field; Between physiognomy and Darwin: the novel
  • Physical description, race, and anti-SemitismActing and the expression of emotions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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ocn881568345
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Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401210904
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881568345
Label
Darwin Becomes Art : Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Alexander von Humboldt Sets the Theme; In the midst of nature; Humboldt and the 'clarity of things'; 2 Darwin and the German Public; The Naturalist movement; Naturalism in Germany; Häckel and Virchow: preliminary skirmishes; The big dispute; A rehearsal for Scope's Monkey; Darwin and Nietzsche; 3 Naturalism in Nature; The wild garden; Tat twam asi -- so you are too; Down on the farm with the Naturalist novel; More vegetative nature; Darwinism and Primitivism; Back to the trees
  • 4 Naturalism and the Objective Eye: Bird Portraiturebetween Art and PhotographyGeneral premises; The emergence of scientific illustration; Photography offers new possibilities; Photography and literature; Birds between art and science; Consumerism; The relevance of literary debates about Naturalism; Photograph or painting?; 5 Objectivizing Feeling: The Novel, Acting and Darwin'sThe Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals; The expression of the emotions in Literature; Non-Darwinian approaches to the field; Between physiognomy and Darwin: the novel
  • Physical description, race, and anti-SemitismActing and the expression of emotions; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn881568345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (236 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401210904
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881568345

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