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Title Visions of the industrial age, 1830-1914 : modernity and the anxiety of representation in Europe / edited by Minsoo Kang and Amy Woodson-Boulton
Published Aldershot : Ashgate, [2008]
©2008

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Description xxiv, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Envisioning the industrial -- 1. The happy marriage of steam and engine produces beautiful daughters and bloody monsters: descriptions of locomotives as living creatures in modernist culture, 1875-1935 / Minsoo Kang -- 2. Adorning the landscape: images of transportation in nineteenth-century France / Jane E. Boyd -- 3. Armand Guillaumin: the industrial Impressionist / James H. Rubin -- Pt. II. Photographing the (un)real -- 4. Picturing the supernatural: spirit photography, radiant matter, and the spectacular science of Sir William Crookes / Courtenay Raia-Grean -- 5. Finding Florence in Birmingham: hybridity and the photomechanical image in the 1890s / Gerry Beegan -- 6. Auguste Rodin and the "scientific image": the sublime copy versus the photograph / Natasha Ruiz-Gomez -- Pt. III. Framing the environment -- 7. A window onto nature: visual language, aesthetic ideology, and the art of social transformation / Amy Woodson-Boulton -- 8. From will to wallpaper: imaging and imagining the natural in the domestic interiors of the Art Nouveau / Amy Catania Kulper -- 9. Pissarro's crowds: cityscape as wish image / Katherine Hover-Smoot -- Pt. IV. Depicting the scientific -- 10. Victorian stained glass as memorial: an image of George Boole / Kevin Lambert -- 11. "Some Wonders of the Microscope" and other tales of marvel: the popularization of science in late Victorian Britain / Gabriel K. Wolfenstein -- 12. Orreries: mechanical and verbal / Hiroko Washizu -- Pt. V. Exposing the modern -- 13. Stripped: Gustave Caillebotte and the carcass of modern life / Paula Young Lee -- 14. Puff marries Advertising: commercialization of culture in Jean-Jacques Grandville's Un Autre Monde (1844) / Haejeong Hazel Hahn -- 15. "Awful, moony light": the visual and the colonial Other in Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone / Carla Spivack
Summary "Providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary assessment, and with a particular focus on expressions of tension and anxiety about modernity, this collection examines visual culture in nineteenth-century Europe as it attempted to redefine itself in the face of social change and new technologies. Contributing scholars from the fields of history, art, literature and the history of science investigate the role of visual representation and the dominance of the image by looking at changing ideas expressed in representations of science, technology, politics, and culture in advertising, art, periodicals, and novels."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arts and society -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Arts and society -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Europe -- History -- 19th century.
Modernism (Aesthetics) -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Author Kang, Minsoo.
Woodson-Boulton, Amy.
LC no. 2008004811
ISBN 0754664880 (hbk.)
9780754664888 (hbk.)
Other Titles Modernity and the anxiety of representation in Europe