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Victorian glassworlds : glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880

Author: Isobel Armstrong
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
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Isobel Armstrong's startlingly original book tells the stories that spring from the mass-production of glass in nineteenth-century England. Moving across technology, industry, local history, architecture, literature, print culture, the visual arts, optics, and philosophy, it will transform our understanding of the Victorian period. - ;Isobel Armstrong's startlingly original and beautifully illustrated book tells the  Read more...
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Armstrong, Isobel.
Victorian glassworlds.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008299520
(OCoLC)183915512
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Isobel Armstrong
ISBN: 9780191525513 0191525510 1281515302 9781281515308
OCLC Number: 273060855
Awards: Winner of Winner of the MLA's James Russell Lowell Prize 2009 Shortlisted for The British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 449 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction. The Poetics of Transparency --
Part I. Facets of glass culture: making and breaking glass --
1. Factory Tourism: Morphology of the 'Visit to a Glass Factory' --
2. Robert Lucas Chance, Modern Glass Manufacturer: Fractures in the Glass Factory --
3. Riot and the Grammar of Window-Breaking: The Chances, Wellington, Chartism --
4. The Glassmakers' Eloquence: A Trade Union Journal, the Royal Commission, 1868 --
Part II. Perspectives of the glass panel: windows, mirrors, walls --
5. Reflections, Translucency, Aura, and Trace --
6. Glassing London: Building Glass Culture, Real and Imagined --
7. Politics of the Conservatory: Glasshouses, Republican and Populist --
8. Mythmaking: Cinderella and her Glass Slipper at the Crystal Palace --
9. Glass under Glass: Glassworld Fictions --
Part III. Lens-made images: optical toys and philosophical instruments --
10. The Lens, Light, and the Virtual World --
11. Dissolving and Resolving Views: From Magic Lantern to Telescope --
12. Microscopic Space --
13. Crystalphiles, Anamorphobics, and Stereoscopic Volume --
14. Coda on Time: Fixing the Moving Image and Mobilizing the Fixed Image-Memory, Repetition, and Working Through --
Conclusion: The End of Glass Culture-from Nineteenth-Century Modernity to Modernism.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Responsibility: Isobel Armstrong.
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