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Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture

Author: Jonathan Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Although The Origin of Species contained just a single visual illustration, Charles Darwin's other books, from his monograph on barnacles in the early 1850s to his volume on earthworms in 1881, were copiously illustrated by well-known artists and engravers. Jonathan Smith explains how Darwin managed to illustrate the unillustratable - his theories of natural selection - by manipulating and modifying the visual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Smith
ISBN: 9780521135795 0521135796 9780521856904 0521856906
OCLC Number: 316824154
Description: xxiii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Seeing things: Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture; 2. Darwin's barnacles; 3. Darwin's birds; 4. Darwin's plants; 5. Darwin's faces I; 6. Darwin's faces II; 7. Darwin's worms; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Jonathan Smith.
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A highly illustrated account of Darwin's visual representations of his theories, and their influence on Victorian literature, art and culture, first published in 2006.  Read more...

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