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Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture

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ISBN-10: 0521135796

ISBN-13: 9780521135795

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jonathan Smith

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Jonathan Smith was educated in Wales and at St John's College, Cambridge. KBO: The Churchill Secret, his seventh novel, is being adapted into a major ITV drama. An earlier novel, Summer in February, was made into a feature film, starring Dan Stevens and Dominic Cooper.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Note on the texts
Seeing things: Charles Darwin and Victorian visual culture
Darwin's illustrations
Darwin, Ruskin, and Victorian visual culture
Word and image in science
Darwin's barnacles
Think developmentally, illustrate transcendentally
The scientific and cultural life of Darwin's barnacles
Depictions of the seaside in the 1850s
The visual natural theology of Phillip Gosse's seaside books
Darwin's birds
Darwin and Gould
The Birds of Great Britain as a visual response to Darwinism
Depicting sexual selection
Ruskin's Love's Meinie and the rejection of the Descent
Darwin's plants
The significance of Darwin's botany
Darwin's botanical illustrations
Popularizing Darwin's botany: physiological aesthetics
Ruskin's Proserpina and the response to physiological aesthetics
Darwin's faces I
The Expression and the fine art tradition
Answering Bell
Physiognomy and phrenology
Darwin and the photographic image
Ruskin and photography
Acting and expression
Darwin and Victorian caricature
Darwin's worms
Worm castings and the grotesque
Geology, archaeology, and the picturesque
Ruskin and the grotesque
Ruskin and the picturesque
Geology and landscape: scientific naturalism and the scientific imagination
Notes
Bibliography
Index