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Another world : nineteenth century illustrated print culture / Patricia Mainardi.

Author/creator Mainardi, Patricia author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
Descriptionvii, 296 pages ; 27 cm
Subject(s)
Summary The remarkable story of the stylistic, cultural, and technical innovations that drove the surge of comics, caricature, and other print media in 19th-century Europe Taking its title from the 1844 visionary graphic novel by J.J. Grandville, this groundbreaking book explores the invention of print media--including comics, caricature, the illustrated press, illustrated books, and popular prints--tracing their development as well as the aesthetic, political, technological, and cultural issues that shaped them. The explosion of imagery from the late 18th century to the beginning of the 20th exceeded the print production from all previous centuries combined, spurred the growth of the international art market, and encouraged the cross-fertilization of media, subjects, and styles. Patricia Mainardi examines scores of imaginative and innovative prints, focusing on highly experimental moments of discovery, when artists and publishers tested the limits of each new medium, creating visual languages that extend to the comics and graphic novels of today. "Another World" unearths a wealth of visual material, revealing a history of how our image-saturated world came into being, and situating the study of print culture firmly within the context of art history.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN0300219067 hardcover
ISBN9780300219067 hardcover

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