skip to content
Ape to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ape to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century

Author: David Bindman
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2002.
Series: Picturing history series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth-century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-and-white illustrations from publications and artists of the day allow the reader to see eighteenth-century concepts of race translated into images. Human "varieties" are marked in such illustration by  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bindman
ISBN: 0801440858 9780801440854
OCLC Number: 50006574
Description: 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Human Variety Before Race --
2. The Climate of the Soul --
3. Defining and Denying Race --
4. The Skull's Triumph.
Series Title: Picturing history series.
Responsibility: David Bindman.

Abstract:

"Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth-century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-and-white illustrations from publications and artists of the day allow the reader to see eighteenth-century concepts of race translated into images. Human "varieties" are marked in such illustration by exaggerated differences, with emphases on variations from the European ideal and on the characteristics that allegedly divided the races."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(4)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50006574>
library:oclcnum"50006574"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/50006574>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2002"
schema:description"1. Human Variety Before Race -- 2. The Climate of the Soul -- 3. Defining and Denying Race -- 4. The Skull's Triumph."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/234524728>
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Ape to Apollo : aesthetics and the idea of race in the 18th century"@en
schema:numberOfPages"264"
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50006574>
schema:reviewBody""Ape to Apollo is the first book to follow the development in the eighteenth-century of the idea of race as it shaped and was shaped by the idea of aesthetics. Twelve full-color illustrations and sixty-five black-and-white illustrations from publications and artists of the day allow the reader to see eighteenth-century concepts of race translated into images. Human "varieties" are marked in such illustration by exaggerated differences, with emphases on variations from the European ideal and on the characteristics that allegedly divided the races."--BOOK JACKET."
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.