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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, 50.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView 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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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: 9780521856904 0521856906
OCLC Number: 62891595
Description: xxiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 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.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 50.
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.  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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