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Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture.

Author: Jonathan Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
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Although The Origin of Species contained just a single visual illustration, Charles Darwin's other books 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 conventions of natural history. Moreover, Smith looks outward to analyse the relationships  Read more...
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Named Person: Charles Darwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Smith
ISBN: 9780521856904 0521856906
OCLC Number: 488623193
Description: XXIII, 349 s.
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.

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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.  Read more...

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'... a rewarding journey through Darwin's less well-known but richly illustrated works ... the range of illustrations is superb.' Times Literary Supplement 'In the texture of its writing, the Read more...

 
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