1300 36 33 32

This book explores the intersections between Victorian literature, painting and photography. Taking as a starting point mid-nineteenth-century developments in the understanding of visual perception, Lindsay Smith examines the representation of a pervasive desire for a literal understanding of the process of seeing and perceiving. This is played out in the aesthetic theory of John Ruskin, the early poetry of William Morris, paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and in the photographic technique of combination printing. She demonstrates how the novel presence of the camera in nineteenth-century culture not only transforms acts of looking, but also affects major social, aesthetic and philosophical categories. By exploring the intricacies of photographic discourse she shows how Ruskin and Morris produce a critique of the earlier Cartesian perspectival model of vision.

Buy Victorian Photography, Painting and Poetry book by Lindsay Smith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521054683
ISBN-10: 0521054680
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Victorian Photography, Painting and Poetry book by Lindsay Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Lindsay Smith

Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

A Darkly Beating Heart

Hardback, October 2016
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith


Paperback / softback, October 2016
Skandal by Lindsay Smith


Paperback / softback, April 2016
Crochet Stories by Lindsay Smith

Crochet Stories

Paperback, December 2015