Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

Author Willis, Martin
Year 2011
Publisher London: Pickering & Chatto
Number of pages 320


Publisher's Note (2012): Willis explores the role of vision and the culture of pbservation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. He charts the characterization of vision through four organising principles - small, large, past and future - to survey Victorian conceptions of what vision was. He then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing, when anxieties over visual 'truth' became entwined with modernist rejections of objectivity.