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The Victorians and the visual imagination

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Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, New York
Visual perception, Art, Victorian -- Psychological aspects, Aesthetics, British -- 19th ce
StatementKate Flint.
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LC ClassificationsN6767 .F58 2000
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Paginationxvi, 427 p. :
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Open LibraryOL45361M
ISBN 100521770262
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"The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality." Victorians Institute JournalCited by: "The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality." Victorians Institute Journal From the PublisherPrice: $ These essays explore the relationship between the verbal and the visual in the Victorian imagination.

They range broadly over topics that include the relationship of optical devices to the visual imagination, the role of photography in changing the conception of evidence and truth, the changing partnership between illustrator and novelist, and the ways in which literary texts represent the : John O.

Jordan. Nineteenth-century British culture frequently represented the eye as the preeminent organ of truth. These essays explore the relationship between the verbal and the visual in the Victorian imagination. They range broadly over topics that include the relationship of optical devices to the Pages: The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an exciting and innovative exploration of the Victorians' attitudes towards sight.

Tantalized by physiologists who proved the unreliability of the eye, intrigued by the role of subjectivity within vision, and provoked by new technologies of spectatorship, the Victorians were also imaginatively stirred by the sense of a world which lay. This book is about eyes, and about sight.

The Victorians were fasci-nated with the act of seeing, with the question of the reliability – or otherwise – of the human eye. The Victorians were fascinated with the act of seeing, with the problems associated with the reliability of human eyes, and with the problems of interpreting the visual.

Throughout her study, Flint examines the ramifications of these problems for Victorian culture and discusses the extent to which they affected various aspects of life. "The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality." Victorians Institute Journal/5(3).

"The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality /5(3).

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General overviews of Victorian visual culture usually split into two camps: one, headed by the notable art historian Christopher Wood (see Wood ), traces the development of visual culture through the period and compares Victorian paintings and illustrations to other art movements across time and cultures.

Spear is a useful. The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an exciting and innovative exploration of the Victorians' attitudes towards sight. Tantalized by physiologists who proved the unreliability of the eye, intrigued by the role of subjectivity within vision, and provoked by new technologies of spectatorship, the Victorians were also imaginatively stirred by the sense of a 5/5(4).

Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination Carol T. Christ / Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination Nineteenth century British culture frequently represented the eye as the preeminent organ of truth These essays explore the relationship between the verbal and the visual in the Victorian imagination/5().

Novel "The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality." Victorians Institute Journal Read more.

The Victorians and the Visual Imagination. vulnerable bodies in Victorian medicine and culture Frost’s aesthetics was his sharp diff erentiation of the visual from the audile imagination. Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination - Google Books 00 Nineteenth-century British culture frequently represented the eye as the.

in the previously published books, Shakespeare and the Victorians (), Shakespeare and the Visual Imagination. Stuart Sillars. Cambridge: Cambridge. "The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an exciting and innovative exploration of the Victorians' attitudes towards sight.

Tantalised by physiologists who proved the unreliability of the eye, intrigued by the role of subjectivity within vision and provoked by new technologies of spectatorship, the Victorians were also imaginatively stirred by the sense of a world which lay.

If you only ever read one book on the Victorians, this is the one to read. Wilson doesn't invent anything new; the categories are familiar. We start with the bad old England that Victoria inherited, work our way through the Chartists, Peel and the Corn Laws, the terrible 40s, the Italian influence, doubt, Mesmerism, Albert, the Great Exhibition, the Reform Bills, the Crimean War, /5.

She has published The Woman Reader, (), The Victorians and The Visual Imagination (), and The Transatlantic Indian (), edited the Cambridge History of Victorian Literature (), and has published widely on Victorian and modernist fiction; Victorian and early 20th century painting and photography, and cultural.

Flint, Kate, The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Cambridge University Press, ) King, Amy M., “ Natural History and the Novel: Dilatoriness and Length and the Nineteenth-Century Novel of Everyday Life,” Novel 42 (Fall ), – CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher.

Deadline for Submissions: Aug Since the s, the field of Victorian studies has emphasized the impact of visual culture upon historical and literary contexts. Each of the essays either addresses a particular relationship of the Victorian visual imagination to Victorian literature or shows how the visual is consequential for studies of Victorian writing.

Together they begin to construct a history of seeing and writing in the Victorian period. From this history, a number of conclusions emerge. From Jonathan Crary’s Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century () to Nancy Armstrong’s Fiction in the Age of Photography () to Kate Flint’s The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (), to Jonathan Potter’s Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain () conversations.

KS2 History Victorians learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers. Britain managed to build a huge empire during the Victorian period. It was also a time of tremendous change in the lives of British people.

In most people lived in villages and worked on the land; bymost lived in towns and worked in offices, shops and factories. During Queen Victoria's reign: Britain became the most powerful and.

Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination Edited by Carol T. Christ and John O. Jordan UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS Berkeley Los Angeles Oxford.

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TUBERCULOSIS AND THE VICTORIAN LITERARY IMAGINATION - Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination Katherine Byrne Frontmatter More information. cambridge studies in nineteenth-century A complete list of titles published will be found at the end of the book. Victorian literature and the Victorian visual imagination edited by Carol T.

Christ and John O. Jordan. Berkeley: University of California Press, ©   Life expectancy at birth, in the high 30s inhad crept up to 48 by One of the great scourges of the age - tuberculosis - remained unconquered, claiming betw lives.

The Victorians by Jeremy Paxman, a BBC journalist, is a historic account of art, primarily canvas paintings, that takes us though the social, economic and political tides of the Victorian era.

With Paxmans journalistic background, the book is a great attempt at weaving a beautiful story around art and artistes as a means to reflect on the /5.

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Book in Victorian England (Aldershot: Ashgate, ); Kate Flint, The Victorians and the Visual Imagination (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ).

7 Hilary Fraser, ‘Foreword’, in Illustrations, Optics and Objects in Nineteenth-Century Literary and Visual Cultures, ed. by Luisa Calè and Patrizia Di Bello (London: Pal-grave, Gerard Manley Hopkins initially planned to become a poet-artist.

For five years he trained his eye, learned about contemporary art and architecture, and made friends in the Pre-Raphaelite circle.Dickens and the Visual Imagination Organised by the School of English and Languages, University of Surrey The Victorians and the Visual Imagination, and The Transatlantic Indianshe is finishing a book on flash photography and surprising illumination, and beginning a new project on the globalization of art in the C19th.