Hemispheres and stratospheres : the idea and experience of distance in the international enlightenment
Enlightenment Geographical perception in literature Geography in art Arts, Modern Literature, Modern distance, space, extension, travel, communication, collaboration, exchange, landscape, garden, astronomy, voyage, science, library, India, Italy, England, Britain, Europe, History of science, literature, philosophy, theology, art, architecture, literary criticism, aviation
Bucknell University Press 2020EISBN 1684482054
Recognizing distance as a central concern of the Enlightenment, this volume offers eight essays on distance in art and literature; on cultural transmission and exchange over distance; and on distance as a topic in science, a theme in literature, and a central issue in modern research methods. Through studies of landscape gardens, architecture, imaginary voyages, transcontinental philosophical exchange, and cosmological poetry, Hemispheres and Stratospheres unfurls the early history of a distance culture that influences our own era of global information exchange, long-haul flights, colossal skyscrapers, and space tourism. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.