Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 : Ocular Horizons EPUB
Part of the Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century series
This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and future - to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. He then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual 'truth' became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.
Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science Annual Prize, 2011
Winner of the Cultural Studies in English Prize, 2012
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