Darwin Becomes Art: Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920

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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 (Hackel and Virchow) and foreshadows present-day debates ...

Darwin Becomes Art: Aesthetic Vision in the Wake of Darwin: 1870-1920 2014, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042038479

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