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Endless forms : Charles Darwin, natural science and the visual arts

"This illustrated book is the first to explore Darwin's links with artistic traditions and his impact on the visual arts in Europe and America in the nineteenth century. Bringing together art and science in a completely original way, it sets works by major artists such as Church, Landseer, Heade, Redon, Cezanne and Monet in a fresh and illuminating context. In grand landscape painting and dioramas, in imaginary scenes of prehistory and early human life, in depictions of exotic birds and of life in the wild, Darwin's sense of the interplay of all living things and of the beauties of colour and form in nature proved vital."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2009
Fitzwilliam Museum ; Yale Center for British Art ; Yale University Press, Cambridge, UK, New Haven [Conn.], New Haven [Conn.], 2009
Exhibition catalogues
xiii, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
9780300148268, 0300148267
Darwin at home : observation and taste at Down House / Julius Bryant
The history of the earth : Darwin, geology and landscape art / Rebecca Bedell
The 'struggle for existence' in nature and human society / Diana Donald
Art and the 'entangled bank' : colour and beauty out of the 'war of nature' / Diana Donald and Jan Eric Olsén
'What is meant by this system?' : Charles Darwin and the visual re-ordering of nature / Nicola Gauld
Mankind after Darwin and nineteenth-century art / David Bindman
Evolving images ; photography, race and popular Darwinism / Elizabeth Edwards
'A mind and conscience akin to our own' : Darwin's theory of expression and the depiction of animals in nineteenth-century Britain / Diana Donald
Monkeys, apes and evolutionary theory : from human descent to King Kong / Julia Voss
Evolutionary aesthetics and Victorian visual culture / Jonathan Smith
'More like a work of art than of nature' : darwin, beauty and sexual selection / Jane Munro
Monet and the monkeys : the Impressionist encounter with Darwinism / Richard Kendall
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Endless forms : Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts, organised by the Fitzwilliam Museum in association with the Yale Center for British Art, on view at the Yale Center for British Art from 12 February to 3 May 2009 and at the Fitzwilliam Museum from 16 June to 4 October 2009"--Title page verso Additional Information at Google Books