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The Victorian eye [[electronic resource] ] : a political history of light and vision in Britain, 1800-1910 / / Chris Otter



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Autore: Otter Chris (Christopher James) Visualizza persona
Titolo: The Victorian eye [[electronic resource] ] : a political history of light and vision in Britain, 1800-1910 / / Chris Otter Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: Chicago, : University of Chicago Press, 2008
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (393 p.)
Disciplina: 303.48/3
Soggetto topico: Lighting - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Lighting - Great Britain - History - 20th century
Lighting - Social aspects - Great Britain - History
Lighting - Political aspects - Great Britain - History
Optical engineering - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Visual perception
Soggetto geografico: Great Britain Social life and customs 19th century
Soggetto non controllato: light, vision, england, britain, victorian, gaslight, electricity, government, surveillance, power, control, illumination, perception, technology, lighting, urban design, administration, transportation, reading, freedom, liberty, liberation, liberalism, visual culture, urbanization, optical engineering, inspection, space, architecture, housing, class, gender, networks, photometry, gasworks, history, nonfiction, science
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di bibliografia: Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-363) and index.
Nota di contenuto: 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 -- Index
Sommario/riassunto: During 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 administ
Titolo autorizzato: The Victorian eye  Visualizza cluster
ISBN: 1-281-96612-6
9786611966126
0-226-64078-7
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910822061503321
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