The Origins of the World: Invention of Nature in the 19th Century
尺寸：220 x 310mm
At the crossroads of science and art, this catalogue compares the main milestones of scientific discoveries with their parallels in the collective imagination.
The nineteenth century saw an unprecedented development of the natural sciences. Darwinian theory questions the origins of man, his place in Nature, his links with animals and his own animality in a world now understood as an ecosystem. This upheaval in the sciences, as well as the public debates throughout the century, deeply influenced the artists.
The Musée d’Orsay is devoting an exhibition to the intersection of science and the arts for the first time, in partnership with the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, which will retrace the themes of this questioning and will confront the main milestones of scientific discoveries with their parallel in the art.
INTRODUCTION – NATURE REVEALED BY SCIENCE
1. From curiosity to study
2. Immensity and diversity of the world
3. World Aging
5. Monkey Miror
6. The animal in the US: Hybrides and chimeres
7. Nature artist
8. Searching for our origins
9. The dark side of evolution
10.From evolutionist to esotericism
Key Selling Points
· A never-seen-before publication on the topic
· A book at the intersection of science and the arts
· Topical subject on the Darwinian theories
· Very good value
· Great gift book
· Over 300 stunning illustrations
· Text is also available in English
Who is it For?
· Anyone who love Art
· People who are interested in scientific discoveries and natural sciences
About the author
Laura Bossi is a neurologist, science historian and Exhibition general curator. She is the author of many scientific publications mainly in the areas of epilepsy and neurodegenerative disorders.
In the past few years, she has been increasingly involved in the history of ideas. Her book Histoire naturelle de l’âme (Presses Universitaires de France, 2003) has been translated into Italian and Spanish.