Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

Martin Willis

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    This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. It charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles – small, large, past and future – to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. It then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual ‘truth’ became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherPickering and Chatto
    Number of pages295
    ISBN (Print)9781848932340
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


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