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The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

David Wengrow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

It has often been claimed that “monsters”—supernatural creatures with bodies composed from multiple species—play a significant part in the thought and imagery of all people from all times. This book ... More


Seeing the Unseen: Visual Imagination and the Unconscious

Tom McLeish

in The Poetry and Music of Science: Comparing Creativity in Science and Art

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198797999
eISBN:
9780191839306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797999.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The first mode of imagination—the visual—is shared by art and science. The chapter starts with an account of the history of visual perception, working though the ancient theory of ‘extramission’, ... More


Introduction

in Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to tell the story of how vision became subjective, material, and, consequentially, modern, in nineteenth-century Britain, and how ... More


Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Elizabeth Hope Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book traces the intimate connections between Britain and China throughout the nineteenth century and argues for China's central impact on the British visual imagination. The author brings ... More


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