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Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875

Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875

Spoils of the Lumber Room

by Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke
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Publication Date: 08/08/2012
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In a reevaluation of that period in Victorian illustration known as 'The Sixties,' a distinguished group of international scholars consider the impact of illustration on the act of reading; its capacity to reflect, construct, critique and challenge its audience's values; its response to older graphic traditions; and its assimilation of foreign influences. While focused on the years 1855 to 1875, the essays take up issues related to the earlier part of the nineteenth century and look forward to subsequent developments in illustration. The contributors examine significant figures such as Ford Madox Brown, Frederick Sandys, John Everett Millais, George John Pinwell, and Hablot Knight Browne in connection with the illustrated magazine, the mid-Victorian gift book, and changing visual responses to the novels of Dickens. Engaging with a number of theories and critical debates, the collection offers a detailed and provocative analysis of the nature of illustration: its production, consumption, and place within the broader contexts of mid-Victorian culture.
ISBN:
9781409411659
9781409411659
Category:
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-08-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
225
Dimensions (mm):
238x168x22mm
Weight:
0.59kg

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