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ISBN-10: 022653135X

ISBN-13: 9780226531359

On January five, 1845, the Prussian cultural minister acquired a request by means of a bunch of six younger males to shape a brand new actual Society in Berlin. In fields from thermodynamics, mechanics, and electromagnetism to animal electrical energy, ophthalmology, and psychophysics, contributors of this small yet starting to be group—which quickly integrated Emil Du Bois-Reymond, Ernst Brücke, Werner Siemens, and Hermann von Helmholtz—established prime positions in what simply thirty years later had turn into a brand new panorama of usual technology. How used to be this attainable? How may well a host of twenty-somethings achieve seizing the future?


In Aesthetics, undefined, and Science M. Norton clever solutions those questions no longer easily from a technical viewpoint of theories and practices yet with a broader cultural view of what used to be occurring in Berlin on the time. He emphasizes specifically how quick business improvement, army modernization, and the neoclassical aesthetics of up to date artwork educated the ways that those younger males idea. clever argues that aesthetic sensibility and fabric aspiration during this interval have been in detail associated, and he makes use of those issues for a last reappraisal of Helmholtz’s early paintings. a person drawn to glossy German cultural historical past, or the historical past of nineteenth-century German technology, could be interested in this landmark book.

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