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Author Willis, Martin, 1971-

Title Vision, science and literature, 1870-1920 : ocular horizons / Martin Willis
Published London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 295) : illustrations
Series Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; no. 15
Science and culture in the nineteenth century ; no. 15
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Figures; Introduction; 1. Science, Imagination and the Phantasmagoria; 2. Place and Identity in Laboratory Science and Fiction; Optical Shattering; 4. Lowell's Minimum Visible; 5. Looking as Tourists and Scientists ; 6. Egyptian Archaeology and Fiction; 7. Optics, Ophthalmology and Magical Performance; 8. Sensation, Spectacle and Spiritualism; Afterword; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Summary This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and future - to arrive at a Victorian conception of what vision was. Willis then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Englisch, ...
Literature and science -- History -- 19th century
Vision -- History -- 19th century
Vision -- Philosophy -- History -- 19th century
Vision -- Social aspects -- History -- 19th century
Medicine in Literature.
Microscopy -- history.
Ophthalmology -- history.
Optical Phenomena.
Visual Perception.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283292033