Bloomsbury Scientists

Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin

Michael Boulter

Bloomsbury Scientists

Michael Boulter

Distributed for UCL Press

198 pages | 18 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2017
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781787350052 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9781787350069 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
The Bloomsbury group is famous for its contributions to literature and art. What’s less well-known is that the milieu also included scientists. This book tells the story of the network of scientists living amid the writers and artists in that single square mile of London immediately before and after World War I. Michael Boulter weaves together Bloomsbury’s multidisciplinary narratives of genetics, ecology, postimpressionism, and literature, and draws intricate connections through the friendships, grievances, quarrels, and affections of the movement’s key players. Bloomsbury Scientists offers a fresh perspective on this history at a time when the complex relationship between science and art continues to be debated.
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