The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Sicle Europe

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University of Washington Press, May 1, 2015 - History - 384 pages
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Robert Brain traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-si cle field of physiological aesthetics, which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

 

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Contents

Part 2 Experimentalizing Art
93
Conclusion
226
Notes
231
Bibliography
289
Index
334
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Robert Michael Brain is associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia.

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