03562nam 2200745 a 450 991045444940332120200520144314.01-281-96612-697866119661260-226-64078-710.7208/9780226640785(CKB)1000000000578308(EBL)432273(OCoLC)567944008(SSID)ssj0000267316(PQKBManifestationID)11213450(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000267316(PQKBWorkID)10333044(PQKB)10202330(StDuBDS)EDZ0000122021(MiAaPQ)EBC432273(DE-B1597)524977(DE-B1597)9780226640785(Au-PeEL)EBL432273(CaPaEBR)ebr10265915(CaONFJC)MIL196612(EXLCZ)99100000000057830820071017d2008 uy 0engur|n|---|||||txtccrThe Victorian eye[electronic resource] a political history of light and vision in Britain, 1800-1910 /Chris OtterChicago University of Chicago Press20081 online resource (393 p.)Description based upon print version of record.0-226-64077-9 0-226-64076-0 Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-363) and index.Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Light, Vision, and Power -- 1. The Victorian Eye: The Physiology, Sociology, and Spatiality of Vision, 1800-1900 -- 2. Oligoptic Engineering: Light and the Victorian City -- 3. The Age of Inspectability: Vision, Space, and the Victorian City -- 4. The Government of Light: Gasworks, Gaslight, and Photometry -- 5. Technologies of Illumination, 1870-1910 -- 6. Securing Perception: Assembling Electricity Networks -- Conclusion: Patterns of Perception -- Notes -- Bibliography -- IndexDuring the nineteenth century, Britain became the first gaslit society, with electric lighting arriving in 1878. At the same time, the British government significantly expanded its power to observe and monitor its subjects. How did such enormous changes in the way people saw and were seen affect Victorian culture? To answer that question, Chris Otter mounts an ambitious history of illumination and vision in Britain, drawing on extensive research into everything from the science of perception and lighting technologies to urban design and government administLightingGreat BritainHistory19th centuryLightingGreat BritainHistory20th centuryLightingSocial aspectsGreat BritainHistoryLightingPolitical aspectsGreat BritainHistoryOptical engineeringGreat BritainHistory19th centuryVisual perceptionGreat BritainSocial life and customs19th centuryElectronic books.LightingHistoryLightingHistoryLightingSocial aspectsHistory.LightingPolitical aspectsHistory.Optical engineeringHistoryVisual perception.303.48/3Otter Chris941957MiAaPQMiAaPQMiAaPQBOOK9910454449403321The Victorian eye2125371UNINA