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Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 : Ocular Horizons, Paperback / softback Book

Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920 : Ocular Horizons Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


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.


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