Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874 by Julia Voss | 9780300141740 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874

Darwin's Pictures: Views of Evolutionary Theory, 1837-1874

by Julia Voss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300141742

ISBN-13: 9780300141740

Pub. Date: 06/15/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin’s sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures. Darwin had a life-long interest in pictorial representations of nature, sketching out his evolutionary theory and related ideas for over forty years. Voss details the pictorial history of

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In this first-ever examination of Charles Darwin’s sketches, drawings, and illustrations, Julia Voss presents the history of evolutionary theory told in pictures. Darwin had a life-long interest in pictorial representations of nature, sketching out his evolutionary theory and related ideas for over forty years. Voss details the pictorial history of Darwin’s theory of evolution, starting with his notebook sketches of 1837 and ending with the illustrations in The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). These images were profoundly significant for Darwin’s long-term argument for evolutionary theory; each characterizes a different aspect of his relationship with the visual information and constitutes what can be called an “icon” of evolution. Voss shows how Darwin “thought with his eyes” and how his pictorial representations and the development and popularization of the theory of evolution were vitally interconnected.

Voss explores four of Darwin’s images in depth, and weaves about them a story on the development and presentation of Darwin’s theory, in which she also addresses the history of Victorian illustration, the role of images in science, the technologies of production, and the relationship between specimen, words, and images.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300141740
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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