Victorian Photography, Painting and Poetry: The Enigma of Visibility in Ruskin, Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)
by Lindsay Smith
Publisher's Description
This extraordinary book explores the interconnections between photography and Victorian literature and painting. The burgeoning need for a literal understanding of visual images was strongly felt in all art circles, and is evident in the aesthetic theory of John Ruskin, the poetry of William Morris, the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and of course, in the development of photography. Lindsay Smith's astute and insightful text draws all of these elements together, demonstrating how the novel presence of the camera in nineteenth-century culture transformed the act of looking, as well as affecting major social, aesthetic, and philosophical aspects of European culture.
ISBN: 0521472881
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Hardcover : 260 pages
Language: English
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