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By Patricia Mainardi

ISBN-10: 0300219067

ISBN-13: 9780300219067

The impressive tale of the stylistic, cultural, and technical recommendations that drove the surge of comics, comic strip, and different print media in 19th-century Europe

Taking its identify from the 1844 visionary image novel via J. J. Grandville, this groundbreaking publication explores the discovery of print media—including comics, sketch, the illustrated press, illustrated books, and renowned prints—tracing their improvement in addition to the cultured, political, technological, and cultural matters that formed them. The explosion of images from the past due 18th century to the start of the twentieth handed the print construction from all past centuries mixed, spurred the expansion of the foreign paintings industry, and inspired the cross-fertilization of media, matters, and kinds. Patricia Mainardi examines ratings of inventive and leading edge prints, concentrating on hugely experimental moments of discovery, whilst artists and publishers demonstrated the bounds of every new medium, developing visible languages that reach to the comics and photo novels of this day. Another World reveals a wealth of visible fabric, revealing a background of the way our image-saturated international got here into being, and situating the examine of print tradition firmly in the context of paintings history.

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I am also thankful for the chance to offer lectures and presentations that contributed to this work at the Musée d’Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Material Culture Workshop, NYU’s Maison Française, and, several times, at the College Art Association annual conference. Among the many friends and colleagues to whom I owe debts of gratitude, I am especially grateful to Herman Lebovics, whose incisive reading has greatly improved this text. Vanessa Schwartz’s and Ruth Iskin’s comments have proved invaluable.

A special thank you to Ségolène Le Men, whose writing has been an inspiration for my own, and who organized the 2006 colloquium at INHA, Caricature: Bilan et recherche, where I first presented aspects of this study. An appointment as Van Gogh Professor at the Van Gogh Museum and the University of Amsterdam in 2008 provided me with my earliest opportunity to survey the spectrum of nineteenth-century print culture and begin to formulate the outline of this book. ” Most recently Marie-Eve Thérenty’s 2015 colloquium on Presse et littérature du XIXe au XXIe siècle at the NYU Institute of French Studies and Christiane Schwab’s 2015 Dissecting Society: Periodical Literature and Social Observation (1830–1850) at NYU’s Center for International Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (CIRHUS) permitted me to discuss my work with specialists in these areas.

The invention of lithography begot caricature, as well as an enormous amount of printed imagery of contemporary life and landscape; wood engraving made possible the illustrated press and encouraged the proliferation of illustrated books as well as their new formats. Both media made comics possible, at first lithographed, later wood engraved. In the course of their history, popular prints utilized all available print media, quickly abandoning each new process as it was replaced by something faster, cheaper, simpler.

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