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Nineteenth-Century Reading Group Meeting: On Clouds

Wednesday, 9 February 2011
17.30 - 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Cloud Chamber
Cloud Chamber
Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and students of The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and other institutions
Organised by: Prof. Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Prof. Clare Pettitt and Prof. Josephine McDonagh (King's College London)

Further information:
This is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis and associated issues.

We will be discussing:

• Peter Galison, 'Cloud Chambers: The Peculiar Genius of British Physics' in P. Galison Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics (1997)
• Hubert Damisch, A Theory of Cloud: Toward a History of Painting (2002), Chapter 5
• John Ruskin, Part II (Of Truth), Section III (Of Truth of Skies) Chapter II 'Of Truth of Clouds: First, of the Region of Cirrus', Modern Painters Vol. 1 (1843)

Texts can be found at

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