Darwin becomes art [electronic resource] : aesthetic vision in the wake of Darwin: 1870-1920 / Hugh Ridley
- Ridley, Hugh
- Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 237 pages ; 22 cm.
- Internationale Forschungen zur allgemeinen und vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, 0929-6999 ; 175
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- Alexander von Humboldt sets the theme -- Darwin and the German public -- Naturalism in nature -- Naturalism and the objective eye: bird portraiture between art and photography -- Objectivizing feeling: the novel, acting and Darwin's The expression of the emotions in man and animals.
- "This book analyses Darwin's influence on art and the effect of his science on experiences of beauty. The first chapter discusses Darwin's great forerunner, Alexander von Humboldt, and his contribution to thinking about the relationship between science and beauty. The second examines the public reception of Darwin in Germany, focusing on the German Naturalists and the important scientific controversies which Darwin's idea provoked. It shows the political use of science (Häckel and Virchow) and foreshadows present-day debates between Darwinism and Creationism, science and an idealized view of nature."--Back cover.
- 9789042038479 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-229) and index.
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