Holmes, John, 1973-, The Pre-Raphaelites and science , 
- The Pre-Raphaelites and science / John Holmes.
- New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
- Reference LibraryN6767.5.P7 H655 2018 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.0Published in association with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
- Subject Terms:
- Art and science.Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.Pre-Raphaelitism -- England.