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Defining features : scientific and medical portraits, 1660-2000

Author: L J Jordanova
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Portraiture as a genre is receiving increased attention at the same time as public curiosity about science is reaching unprecedented levels. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Defining Features ... reflects on the nature of the relationships between art, science, medicine and technology by  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jordanova, L.J.
Defining features.
London : Reaktion, 2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: L J Jordanova
ISBN: 9781861890597 1861890591
OCLC Number: 46907506
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword (starting p. 7) / Charles Saumarez Smith --
Preface and Acknowledgements (starting p. 9) --
I Introducing Portraiture (starting p. 11) --
II Boundaries (starting p. 49) --
III Gender and Scientific Heroism (starting p. 85) --
IV Portraiture in Practice (starting p. 129) --
References (starting p. 167) --
Select Bibliography (starting p. 179) --
List of Illustrations (starting p. 183) --
Index (starting p. 189)
Responsibility: Ludmilla Jordanova.
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Defining Features charts changing attitudes towards medical practice and scientific investigation by focusing on a selection of portraits of scientists and physicians that spans more than three  Read more...


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'Beautifully produced ... she succeeds in stimulating fresh discussion of scientific portraiture. After this, we will all look with keener eyes at those familiar portraits that adorn the walls of the Read more...

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