Picturing nature : American nineteenth-century zoological illustration /

The panorama of American animal study, from the natural history of Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon through the development of professional zoology and its large institutions, provides the backdrop for Ann Blum's study of illustration styles. Over the course of the nineteenth century, th...

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Main Author: Blum, Ann Shelby, 1950-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1993.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Animal Pictures and Natural History
  • Ch. 1. The Naturalist-Illustrator
  • Ch. 2. Divergence
  • Ch. 3. From Naturalist-Illustrator to Artist-Naturalist
  • Ch. 4. Scientific Prestige, National Honor: Pictures for Federal Science
  • Ch. 5. "A Better Style of Art": The Consolidation of Convention in Midcentury Illustration
  • Ch. 6. Illustrations of Theory, Illustrations of Practice
  • Ch. 7. The Lens and the Line: Photography and Microscopy
  • Ch. 8. The Zoologist's Province.