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Illustrations, optics, and objects in nineteenth-century literary and visual cultures

Author: Luisa Calè; Patrizia Di Bello
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the encounter between verbal and visual forms through a material aesthetic in which perception is shaped by the tangible qualities of the media. The contributors map a new critical approach in which typography and design play an important role as well as the images represented or evoked in the text"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luisa Calè; Patrizia Di Bello
ISBN: 9780230221970 0230221971
OCLC Number: 465190125
Description: xix, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : nineteenth-century objects and beholders / Luisa Calè and Patrizia Di Bello --
Ekphrasis and terror : Shelley, Medusa, and the phantasmagoria / Sophie Thomas --
Wordsworth's glasses : the materiality of blindness in the Romantic vision / Heather Tilley --
The wont of photography, or the pleasure of mimesis / Lindsay Smith --
Aesthetic encounters : the erotic visions of John Addington Symonds and Wilhelm Von Gloeden / Stefano Evangelista --
'Latent preparedness' : literary association and visual reminiscence in 'Daisy Miller' / Graham Smith --
A modern illustrated magazine : The yellow book's poetics of format / Lorraine Janzen Kooistra --
Dandyism, visuality and the 'camp gem' : collections of jewels in Huysmans and Wilde / Victoria Mills --
The book beautiful : reading, vision, and the homosexual imagination in late Victorian Britain / Michael Hatt.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Luisa Cale, Patrizia di Bello.

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