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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN10: 0230221971 ISBN13: 9780230221970 DDC: 810.9/356 LCC: PR468 Edition: (hardback)


"This book explores the encounter between verbal and visual forms through a material aesthetic in which perception is shaped by the tangible qualities of the media. The contributors map a new critical approach in which typography and design play an important role as well as the images represented or evoked in the text"--Provided by publisher.


Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction : nineteenth-century objects and beholders / Luisa Cal´┐Ż and Patrizia Di Bello -- Ekphrasis and terror : Shelley, Medusa, and the phantasmagoria / Sophie Thomas -- Wordsworth's glasses : the materiality of blindness in the Romantic vision / Heather Tilley -- The wont of photography, or the pleasure of mimesis / Lindsay Smith -- Aesthetic encounters : the erotic visions of John Addington Symonds and Wilhelm Von Gloeden / Stefano Evangelista -- 'Latent preparedness' : literary association and visual reminiscence in 'Daisy Miller' / Graham Smith -- A modern illustrated magazine : The yellow book's poetics of format / Lorraine Janzen Kooistra -- Dandyism, visuality and the 'camp gem' : collections of jewels in Huysmans and Wilde / Victoria Mills -- The book beautiful : reading, vision, and the homosexual imagination in late Victorian Britain / Michael Hatt.


  • LCC: PR468
  • Dewey Decimal: 810.9/356

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xix, 206 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hardback)


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