A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in

A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in America (Cultural Studies of the United States) ❴BOOKS❵ ⚣ A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in America (Cultural Studies of the United States) Author Charles Colbert – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Despite its widespread popularity in antebellum America phrenology has rarely been taken seriously as a cultural phenomenon Charles Colbert seeks to redress this neglect by demonstrating the important Despite of Perfection: Phrenology and eBook ´ its widespread of Perfection: Epub Ú popularity in antebellum America phrenology has rarely been taken seriously as a cultural phenomenon Charles Colbert seeks to redress this neglect by demonstrating the important contributions the theory made to artistic developments in the period He goes on to reveal the links between the tenets of phrenology and the cultural ideals of Jacksonian democracy As Colbert demonstrates virtually every important figure of the American Renaissance expressed some opinion Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and eBook ´ of phrenology whether or not they embraced it Its proponents included many artists eager to A Measure Epub / support a cause that enhanced the status of their profession by endowing the human form with extraordinary significance Colbert reviews the careers of Hiram Powers William Sidney Mount Harriet Hosmer Asher B Durand and Thomas Cole among others in light of their responses to phrenology Powers's Greek Slave for example can be seen as a model of the physical and moral perfection available to those who adopted the phrenological program a series of dictates on everything from diet to mental and physical exercise By creating portraits genre Measure of Perfection: eBook ✓ scenes ideal figures and even landscapes that embodied the theory's teachings Colbert shows artists endeavored to enlist their audience in a crusade that would transform the nationoriginally published in A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print These editions are published unaltered from the original and are presented in affordable paperback formats bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


8 thoughts on “A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in America (Cultural Studies of the United States)

  1. Rosa Rose Rosa Rose says:

    I have always been interested on phrenology and I learned a lot about it thank's to this book I had no idea that this weird science became so influential in USA


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