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The Education of the Eye

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ISBN: 9781911534204 Year: Pages: 110 DOI: 10.16997/book7 Language: English
Publisher: University of Westminster Press
Subject: Education --- History --- Science (General)
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"The Royal Polytechnic Institution's story is the first episode in the long, diverse history of the University of Westminster. Drawing on an extensive range of primary and secondary sources this book explores the Institution's reputation for visual spectacle and the popularisation of science. It is lavishly illustrated with contemporary images.
A print paperback can be purchased direct from the University of Westminster for £20 following this link: www.westminster.ac.uk/historybooks 
Staff, students and alumni can claim a 20% discount on this price."

The Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake

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Book Series: Liverpool English Text and Studies ISBN: 9781846311949 Year: Pages: 608 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_389225 Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: History
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2009 was the bicentenary of the birth of the English writer, translator, critic and amateur artist Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake (1809-1893). Bringing together a comprehensive collection of her surviving correspondence, the Letters of Elizabeth Rigby, Lady Eastlake reveals significant new material about this extraordinary figure in Victorian society. The scope of Lady Eastlake’s writing is wide and interdisciplinary, which recommends her as a significant figure in Victorian culture, giving rise to revelations about the ways in which different cultural activities were linked. Lady Eastlake lived for extended periods of time abroad in Germany and Estonia, and wrote an early work about her impressions of the Baltic, her subsequent writing took the form of reviews for the periodical press, including reviews of Jane Eyre, Vanity Fair, Ruskin, Coleridge, and Madame de Stael. She also wrote on women’s subjects, including articles on the education of women. However, the great proportions of her publications are art-related reviews: she wrote one of earliest critical texts on photography and produced several essays on artists. The lively correspondence of Lady Eastlake not only contributes to a more holistic understanding of nineteenth-century culture, it also shows how a well connected woman could play an important role in the Victorian art world.

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