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Early Victorian Illustrated Books

Author : John Buchanan-Brown
ISBN : UCSD:31822035240589
Genre : Art
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Writing over fifty years ago, the bibliographer Percy Muir noted that the 'immediate post-Bewick period' had been 'unduly neglected,' and this is still true today. In this major new study, John Buchanan-Brown remedies this neglect and demonstrates the importance of the period from 1820 to 1860 in the history of the illustrated book. These years saw the establishment of the technique of end-grain wood-engraving as the dominant medium of graphic reproduction. Its great advantage was that, as a relief process, it could reproduce both the image and the text simultaneously, and this allowed the publishing industry to feed what had become an insatiable appetite for illustrated books and journals. Although end-grain engraving was an English phenomenon, it was the French who first applied the process to book design. In turn, German illustrators were to influence the style of British illustrators. Thus wood-engraving naturally plays a leading role in this study, but it does not overshadow the other means of graphic reproduction employed during this period: lithography, chromolithography, and steel-engraving and etching. --book jacket.
Category: Art

The Victorian Illustrated Book

Author : Richard Maxwell
ISBN : 0813920973
Genre : Design
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This volume contains a collection of essays that concentrate on the use of illustration in literature -- especially novels, poems, and children's books during the Victorian Age. Throughout the nineteenth century, but most intensely in the reign of Queen Victoria, England and Scotland produced an unprecedented range of extraordinary illustrated books. The images in these books became a central feature of Victorian culture. They were at once prestigious and popular -- a kind of entertainment -- but equally a place for pondering fundamental questions about the history, geography, language, time, commerce, design, and vision itself of the Victorians. The essays offer insights into such diverse topics as illustration in the books of Charles Dickens and William Morris, the use of words as images, the intersection of children's books and shopping, the use of maps in fiction, the decline of illustrated volumes after Queen Victoria's death, and the proposal that Victorian illustration was a major inspiration for modernist and postmodernist experiments with the form of the book.
Category: Design

Early Victorian House Designs

Author : William H. Ranlett
ISBN : OSU:32435078376225
Genre : Architecture
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This magnificent reproduction of a rare sourcebook, originally designed for prospective homeowners, designers, and builders of the early-Victorian era includes twenty-one designs for private residences. First published more than a century-and-a-half ago (and highly reflective of Victorian eclecticism), the models range from a charming eight-room house in the English style for $1,025 to a spacious French villa, complete with a wraparound veranda, ten bedrooms, and a walk-in china closet—for $10,441! Additional homes include—among others—a cozy, Swiss-styled chalet; a Tudor cottage; splendid residences with Indian and Egyptian architectural accents; and a two-story home with Anglo-Grecian elements. All designs are accompanied by landscaping layouts, floor plans, elevations, and detailed cost estimates for materials and labor. Of value to students of architectural history, home restorers, preservationists and builders, this richly illustrated book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of readers interested in period architecture.
Category: Architecture

Early Victorian

Author : Constance M. Greiff
ISBN : UCSC:32106011691596
Genre : Architecture
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Describes the architectural styles developed during the Victorian period, including Italianate, Gothic Revival, and Second Empire, and shows examples of Victorian buildings, interiors, and furnishings
Category: Architecture

Life In Regency And Early Victorian Times

Author : E. Beresford Chancellor
ISBN : 9781905217786
Genre : History
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Life in Regency and Early Victorian Times paints a vivid picture of British life during the period 1800 to 1850. It was a remarkable time, one where change and innovation ran through the whole of society, from the arts, science and architecture to the smallest details of everyday dress, entertainment and manners. As flamboyant dandies held court in fashionable London clubs, others flocked to the booming health resorts. Eventually, the decadence of George IV's reign gave way to the more sober Victorian era. Originally published in 1926, E Beresford Chancellor's survey of the first half of the nineteenth century is a highly readable history, bringing the period to life with a witty, informed style and numerous contemporary illustrations.
Category: History

Reading Victorian Illustration 1855 1875

Author : Paul Goldman
ISBN : 9781317070962
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Tennyson And Mid Victorian Publishing

Author : Jim Cheshire
ISBN : 9781137338150
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book examines how Tennyson’s career was mediated, organised and directed by the publishing industry. Founded on neglected archival material, it examines the scale and distribution of Tennyson’s book sales in Britain and America, the commercial logic of publishing poetry, and how illustrated gift books and visual culture both promoted and interrogated the Poet Laureate and his life. Major publishers had become disillusioned with poetry by the time that Edward Moxon founded his business in 1830 but by the mid-1860s, his firm presided over a resurgence in poetry based on Tennyson’s work. Moxon not only orchestrated Tennyson’s rise to fame but was a major influence on how the Victorian public experienced the poetry of the Romantic period. This study reevaluates his crucial role, and examines how he repackaged poetry for the Victorian public.
Category: Literary Criticism

Serials To Graphic Novels

Author : Catherine J. Golden
ISBN : 0813064988
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores how the aesthetics of the illustrated Victorian novel evolved from caricatures to realism across the nineteenth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Victorian Christmas In Print

Author : T. Moore
ISBN : 9780230623330
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although people may not realize it, the modern Christmas book market carries on a Victorian legacy. An explosion of Christmas print matter reinvigorated and regularized the holiday during the mid-Victorian period, infusing Christmas with emotionally-charged expectations of reading. Tara Moore elucidates the evolution of Christmas publishing trends that dictated authors writing schedules and reflected gift-giving rituals. As Victorian shopping customs evolved, publishers satisfied consumers with a range of holiday print matter, including novels, ghost stories, periodicals, children s books, and poetry. Ultimately, Victorian Christmas in Print analyzes how the revitalized holiday and the flurry of texts supporting it contributed to English national identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Critical Perspective Early Victorian

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 0877547963
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lengthy experts from twentieth-century criticism of the principal British and American authors from the Middle Ages to the end of the Victorian era
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetry Pictures And Popular Publishing

Author : Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
ISBN : 9780821443804
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing eminent Rossetti scholar LorraineJanzen Kooistra demonstrates the cultural centrality of a neglected artifact:the Victorian illustrated gift book. Turning a critical lens on “drawing-room books” as both material objects and historical events, Kooistra reveals how the gift book’s visual/verbal form mediated “high” and popular art as well as book and periodical publication. A composite text produced by many makers, the poetic gift book was designed for domestic space and a female audience; its mode of publication marks a significant momentin the history of authorship, reading, and publishing. With rigorous attention to the gift book’s aesthetic and ideological features, Kooistra analyzes the contributions of poets, artists, engravers, publishers, and readers and shows how its material form moved poetry into popular culture. Drawing on archival and periodical research, she offers new readings of Eliza Cook, Adelaide Procter, and Jean Ingelow and shows the transatlantic reach of their verses. Boldly re-situating Tennyson’s works within the gift-book economy he dominated, Kooistra demonstrates how the conditions of corporate authorship shaped the production and receptionof the laureate’s verses at the peak of his popularity. Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing changes the map of poetry’s place—in all its senses—in Victorian everydaylife and consumer culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Plot Thickens

Author : Mary Elizabeth Leighton
ISBN : 9780821446492
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the early 1800s, books were largely unillustrated. By the 1830s and 1840s, however, innovations in wood- and steel-engraving techniques changed how Victorian readers consumed and conceptualized fiction. A new type of novel was born, often published in serial form, one that melded text and image as partners in meaning-making. These illustrated serial novels offered Victorians a reading experience that was both verbal and visual, based on complex effects of flash-forward and flashback as the placement of illustrations revealed or recalled significant story elements. Victorians’ experience of what are now canonical novels thus differed markedly from that of modern readers, who are accustomed to reading single volumes with minimal illustration. Even if modern editions do reproduce illustrations, these do not appear as originally laid out. Modern readers therefore lose a crucial aspect of how Victorians understood plot—as a story delivered in both words and images, over time, and with illustrations playing a key role. In The Plot Thickens, Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge uncover this overlooked narrative role of illustrations within Victorian serial fiction. They reveal the intricacy and richness of the form and push us to reconsider our notions of illustration, visual culture, narration, and reading practices in nineteenth-century Britain.
Category: Literary Criticism

Victorian Photography And Literary Nostalgia

Author : Helen Groth
ISBN : 0199256241
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book traces the various ways in which Victorian writers, photographers, publishers, and consumers translated the idea of photography into an ideal of arrested time. The possibility of arresting time was the symbolic currency of all those in the business of selling poetry to a wideraudience through popular forms such as the gift books, travel guides, magic lantern shows, working men's editions of verse, celebrity portraits, memorabilia, and mementos. Beginning with an analysis of early photographic reviewing cultures and the first photographically illustrated verse anthologiesto be published in England, Helen Groth then traces the cultural permutations of literary and cultural nostalgia that the work of poets such as Wordsworth, Scott, Barrett Browning, Tennyson, and lesser-known poets such as Augusta Webster and Agnes Mary Frances Robinson inspired in Victorianphotographers, publishers, and critics alike.
Category: Literary Criticism

Early Victorian Water Engineers

Author : G. M. Binnie
ISBN : UOM:39015001019762
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Category: Technology & Engineering