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Author Boulter, Michael Charles, author

Title Bloomsbury scientists : science and art in the wake of Darwin / Michael Boulter
Published London : UCL Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 175 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents 1. Two funerals, 1882-3 -- 2. Lankester takes over, 1884-90 -- 3. Eccentric campaigners, 1890s -- 4. Insiders and outsiders, 1890s -- 5. A new breed of professional, 1890-1904 -- 6. A new breed of biologist, 1900-10 -- 7. The rise of eugenics, 1901-14 -- 8. Old habits die hard, 1901-14 -- 9. Time passes, 1914-18 -- 10. The one culture, 1920s and 1930s -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Bloomsbury Scientists is the story of the network of scientists and artists living in a square mile of London before and after World War I. This inspired group of men and women viewed creativity and freedom as the driving force behind nature, and each strove to understand this in their own inventive way. Their collective energy changed the social mood of the era and brought a new synthesis of knowledge to ideas in science and art. Class barriers were threatened as power shifted from the landed oligarchy to those with talent and the will to make a difference. A time of unexpected opportunities,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-172) and index
Subject Art and science -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Art and science -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- Social aspects -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Science -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Science -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1787350045 (electronic bk.)
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