The Origins of the World: Invention of Nature in the 19th Century

Author: Laura Bossi

Handling rights: Complex Chinese. (available)

English text available.

Details
Publishing language: French
Publication Date: Jan. 2021
Trimmed Page Size: 220x310mm
Extent: 384 pp
Binding: Hardcover

內容簡介
世界的起源:十九世紀自然的發明
在科學與藝術的十字路口,這本書將科學發現的主要里程碑與集體想像中的相似之處進行了比較。
十九世紀見證了自然科學的空前發展。達爾文理論質疑人類的起源、他在自然中的地位、他與動物的聯繫以及他在一個現在被理解為生態系統的世界中的動物性。這場科學的劇變,以及整個世紀的公開辯論,深深地影響了藝術家們。
奧賽博物館首次與巴黎國家自然歷史博物館合作,舉辦一場關於科學與藝術交叉的展覽,該博物館將追溯這一問題的主題,並將直面科學發展的主要里程碑與他們在本領域的平行發現。

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.

Contents
INTRODUCTION – NATURE REVEALED BY SCIENCE
1. From curiosity to study
2. Immensity and diversity of the world
3. World Aging
4. Evolutions
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

Key Features
· 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.

Published by Kris Guo

I am a foreign rights agent for books on art, design, and children's picture books.

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