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THE PULSE OF MODERNISM: PHYSIOLOGICAL AESTHETICS IN FIN-DE-SIECLE EUROPE. Robert Michael Brain. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2015. In Vivo: The Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science. 380 pp. with 62 ills. 24 x 19 cm. LC 2014-40342 ISBN 9780295993201 In English.
Paperbound reprint available Fall 2016 at $30.00 (ISBN 9780295993218). Publisher's description: Robert Brain traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siecle field of "physiological aesthetics," which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1800-1900, 1900-1945 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164286
Hardcover $50.00    

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