The Victorians and the Visual Imagination by Kate FlintThe Victorians and the Visual Imagination by Kate Flint

The Victorians and the Visual Imagination

byKate Flint

Paperback | November 6, 2008

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This innovative, interdisciplinary study explores the Victorians' attitudes toward sight. It draws on writers as diverse as George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Rudyard Kipling as well as pre-Raphaelite and realist painters including Millais, Burne-Jones, William Powell Frith and Whistler, and a host of Victorian scientists, cultural commentators and art critics. Topics discussed include blindness, memory, hallucination, dust, and the importance of the horizon--a dazzling array of subjects linked together by the operations of the eye and brain. This richly illustrated book will appeal to anyone studying Victorian culture.

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Title:The Victorians and the Visual ImaginationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:444 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.91 inPublished:November 6, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521089522

ISBN - 13:9780521089524

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Table of Contents

1. The visible and the unseen; 2. 'The mote within the eye'; 3. Blindness and insight; 4. Lifting the veil; 5. Under the ice; 6. The buried city; 7. The role of the art critic; 8. Criticism, language and narrative; 9. Surface and depth; 10. Hallucination and vision; Conclusion: the Victorian horizon.

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"The Victorians and the Visual Imagination is an excellent place from which to start exploring the many pinpoints, vistas, and horizons of Victorian visuality." Victorians Institute Journal