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Helmreich, Anne, author.

Nature's truth : photography, painting, and science in Victorian Britain / Anne Helmreich.

University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]
Physical Description:
xii, 255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Reference Library
N72.S3 H45 2016 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.
"Investigates why nineteenth-century British painters and photographers as diverse as the Pre-Raphaelites, P.H. Emerson, and Augustus John pursued truth to nature, and how contemporary science and philosophy informed their artistic practice and the critical reception of their work"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Art and science -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Nature (Aesthetics)
Painting, British -- 19th century.
Photography -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Pre-Raphaelitism -- Great Britain.

  • Truth to nature and the "innocent eye"
  • John Everett Millais and John Brett : the rise of imagination and the crisis of Pre-Raphaelitism
  • P.H. Emerson and George Clausen : renouncing the quest
  • Neorealism : truth to nature in modernist critical debate.