Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920

Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920

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This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles a€“ small, large, past and future a€“ to arrive at a Victorian conception of what vision was. Willis then explores how this Victorian vision influenced twentieth-century ways of seeing.... inherent optical trickery of criminal activity.29 A series of short chapters detail the various illusions employed by professional criminals ... One of the optical tricks he reveals is the professional criminala#39;s clever disguise as a beggar, which includes an ... Houdini tells the story of Cecil Brown who a#39;every morning went into the city, and every evening came homea#39;. ... Claira#39;s: the lame man dragged himself to an adjacent tobacconista#39;s shop, where he changed his silver and coppers into bills.

Title:Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920
Author: Martin Willis
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-22

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