Fire in the Sky
by Roberta J M Olson (9780521630603)

Fire in the Sky
Roberta J M Olson
Release Date: 27 Apr 1998
Format: Hardback
Pages: 383
Category: Art Treatments & Subjects
ISBN: 9780521630603
ISBN-10: 0521630606

Comets and meteors are spectacular and awe-inspiring natural phenomena, which are among nature's most compelling icons. Since the beginning of recorded time, they have mesmerized people, not least among them artists and astronomers. Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries produced a larger number and greater variety of representations of comets and meteors than any other country. The development of new technologies, and the burgeoning interest of the general public in science and art, dovetailed with the inherent British interest in nature and a strong literary tradition of comet and meteor symbolism. This beautifully illustrated book examines the link between these works and the achievements of British science in the wake of Newton and Halley. This book will be stimulating to anyone interested in the art or astronomy of comets.

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