Art and Science in German Landscape Painting 1770-1840

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This book is the first study to trace the relationship between the artistic changes in landscape art and the revolution taking place in the natural sciences. As various theories about the earth's history were presented, artists began to render nature in new ways. This topic is more iconography than connoisseurship as the paintings are presented as reflecting in both image and style the radical upheavals which mark intellectual history during those decades.
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Overview


This book is the first study to trace the relationship between the artistic changes in landscape art and the revolution taking place in the natural sciences. As various theories about the earth's history were presented, artists began to render nature in new ways. This topic is more iconography than connoisseurship as the paintings are presented as reflecting in both image and style the radical upheavals which mark intellectual history during those decades.
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Table of Contents

List of Colour Plates
List of Black and White Plates
Photographic Credits
Introduction: Nature from a Higher Point of View 1
1 The True Image of Nature 11
2 Self-Composed Landscapes 40
3 Everything Strives towards Landscape 70
4 Conceived in a Consecrated Moment 100
5 The Influence Nature Exercises Over Nations 127
6 Historical Landscapes in a Higher Sense 152
7 In the Progress of Centuries 180
Bibliography 206
Index 225
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