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The Pulse of Modernism

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The Pulse of Modernism

Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

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The Pulse of Modernism by Robert Michael Brain
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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.

Author Biography

Robert Michael Brain is associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia.
Release date Australia
October 1st, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
61 b&w illus.
Imprint
University of Washington Press
Pages
384
Series
Dimensions
178x229x23
ISBN-13
9780295993218
Product ID
23696579

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