Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science


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Martin Meisel considers the long effort to conjure, depict, and rationalize extreme disorder, with all the passions, excitements, and compromises the act has provoked. He builds a rough history from major social, psychological, and cosmological turning points in the imagining of chaos, particularly exploring the remarkable shift in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from conceiving of chaos as disruptive to celebrating its liberating and energizing potential.

Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science 2016, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231166324