Charles Henry (librarian)

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Charles Henry (1859–1926) was a French librarian and editor. He was born at Bollwiller, Haut-Rhin, and was educated in Paris, where in 1881 he became assistant and afterward librarian in the Sorbonne. As a specialist in the history of mathematics, he was sent to Italy to seek some manuscripts of that nature which the government wished to publish. He edited several works upon kindred subjects, as well as memoirs, letters, and other volumes, and wrote critiques upon the musical theories of Rameau and Wronski. He is also credited with the invention of several ingenious devices and instruments used in psychophysiological laboratories. He published C. Huet's correspondence under the title Un érudit, homme du monde, homme d'église, homme de cour (1880), and he issued also Problèmes de géométrie pratique (1884) and Lettres inédites de Mlle. de Lespinasse à Condorcet et à D'Alembert (1887).[citation needed]


  • Introduction à une esthétique scientifique, Paris, 1885
  • La Vérité sur le Marquis de Sade, Paris, E. Dentu, 1887[1]
  • Rapporteur esthétique, Paris, Seguin, 1888
  • Cercle cromatique, Paris, Verdin, 1888
  • Esthétique et psychophysique, «Revue philosophique», 29, 1890
  • Harmonies de formes et de couleurs, Paris, 1891
  • L'esthétique des formes, «La Revue blanche», 7, 1894
  • Sensation et énergie, Paris, 1910
  • Mémoire et habitude, Paris, 1911
  • La lumière, la couleur et la forme, «L'esprit nouveau», 1921.


  1. ^ [Published anonymously; according to Colette Verger Michael, Henry's identity as author of this essay "was revealed by Lucien Descaves in an article published in Journal, 24 April 1930."]
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Thurston, H. T.; Moore, F., eds. (1905). "HENRY, Charles". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. 
  • R. Mirabaud, Henry et l'idealisme scientifique, Paris, 1926
  • C. Andry-Bourgeois, L'oeuvre de C. Henry et le probléme de la survie, Paris, 1931
  • F. Warrain, L'oeuvre psychobiophysique de C. Henry, Paris, 1931
  • J.F. Revel, Henry et la science des arts, «L'oeil», 1964
  • W.I. Homer, Seurat and the Science of Painting, Cambridge (Mass.), 1964
  • J.A. Arguelles, C. Henry and the Formation of a Psychophysical Aesthetic, Chicago, 1972
  • C.V. Michael, The Marquis de Sade: The Man, His Works, and His Critics, New York, 1986

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