The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States - Studies in United States Culture (Paperback)Sarah Blackwood (author)
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Blackwood reveals the underappreciated connections between portraiture's representations of the material human body and developing modern ideas about the human mind. It encouraged figures like Frederick Douglass, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thomas Eakins, Harriet Jacobs, and Henry James to reimagine how we might see inner life, offering a rich array of metaphors and aesthetic approaches that ultimately reconfigured the relationship between body and mind, exterior and interior. In the end, Blackwood shows how nineteenth-century psychological discourse developed as much through aesthetic fabulation as through scientific experimentation.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
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