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Miniature and the English imagination : literature, cognition, and small-scale culture, 1650-1765 /
Melinda Alliker Rabb, Brown University.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
description
ix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
1108425836, 1108444288, 9781108425834, 9781108444286
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
isbn
1108425836
1108444288
9781108425834
9781108444286
contents note
Introduction to an age of small-scale -- Swift and miniature: Cogito ergo Gulliver -- Lilliput recalibrated: Johnson and others -- Toying with thought: Pope, Gay, Dodsley -- War in miniature: models, maps, medals, and Sterne's Tristram Shandy -- Science and miniature: animal rationis capax and homo depictor -- Coda "The last extreme of littleness": miniature and the postmodern imagination.
abstract
"Focusing on the phenomenon of miniaturization in material culture, literature, and theories of cognition, this study examines the appeal and function of the small-scale during the period from 1650 to 1765"--
catalogue key
12230023
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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