(2001). The accumulation of knowledge or, William Whewell's eye.
In: Purbrick, Louise ed.
The Great Exhibition of 1851: New Interdisciplinary Essays.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 26–52.
This essay focuses on a Punch cartoon and article on the 1851 exhibition by a leading scientific intellectual of the time. It centres on the exhibition as a site for the emergence of middle-class expertise. In particular, it is concerned with the production of a disembodied viewer as objective witness. While it does draw on archival work, it is an inventive piece of reading and methodological speculation.
||Great Exhibition, Punch, William Whewell, middle class
||Arts > Art History
||14 Jun 2007
||02 Dec 2010 20:00
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