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Title
The Pre-Raphaelites and science Pre-Raphaelites and science
Type
Text
Subject
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Pre-Raphaelites.
Art and science.
Science in art.
Natural history--England--History--19th century.
Confrérie Préraphaélite.
Préraphaélites--Angleterre.
Art et science.
Science dans l'art.
Sciences naturelles--Angleterre--Histoire--19e siècle.
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Art and science.
Natural history.
Pre-Raphaelites.
Science in art.
England.
1800-1899
Architektur.
Lyrik.
Malerei.
Naturdarstellung.
Naturkundemuseum.
Naturwissenschaften.
Plastik.
Präraffaeliten.
Genre Form
History. fst01411628 (Source: OCoLC)
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
England
Classification
LCC: NX454.5.P7 H65 2018 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 700.941 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017954552
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
still image (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
This revelatory book traces how the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their close associates put scientific principles into practice across their painting, poetry, sculpture, and architecture. In their manifesto, The Germ, the Pre-Raphaelites committed themselves to creating a new kind of art modeled on science, in which precise observation could lead to discoveries about nature and humanity. In Oxford and London, Victorian scientists and Pre-Raphaelite artists worked together to design and decorate natural history museums as temples to God's creation. At the same time, journals like Nature and the Fortnightly Review combined natural science with Pre-Raphaelite art theory and poetry to find meaning and coherence within a worldview turned upside down by Darwin's theory of evolution. Offering reinterpretations of well-known works by John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and William Morris, this major revaluation of the popular Victorian movement also considers less-familiar artists who were no less central to the Pre-Raphaelite project. These include William Michael Rossetti, Walter Deverell, James Collinson, John and Rosa Brett, John Lucas Tupper, and the O'Shea brothers, along with the architects Benjamin Woodward and Alfred Waterhouse. Published in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Table Of Contents
Introduction: the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian science
Part 1. The Pre-Raphaelite project: scientific art for a scientific age, 1848 to 1860
The search after truth: art on the model of science
To know what has grown: the ecological vision of Pre-Raphaelite art
The knowing hand of the anatomist: embodied psychology in Pre-Raphaelite painting and poetry
Looking the matter through and through: sacred art on scientific principles
An experiment in architecture: Pre-Raphaelitism and science at the Oxford Museum
Part 2. Shaping a scientific culture: the Pre-Raphaelite arts and Victorian science after 1860
Fault lines: Pre-Raphaelitism and science after 1859
The facts of the case: scientific naturalism and Pre-Raphaelite poetry
Pre-Raphaelite architecture and scientific controversy after Darwin: the Natural History Museum versus nature
Retrospect: Pre-Raphaelite painting and the history of science
Conclusion: the Pre-Raphalites and science today.
Authorized Access Point
Holmes, John, 1973- Pre-Raphaelites and science