Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room

Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855-1875: Spoils of the Lumber Room

by Simon Cooke, Paul Goldman

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781409461203
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Paul Goldman is Honorary Professor in the Department of English, Communication, and Philosophy at Cardiff University and Associate Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, at the University of London, UK, and Simon Cooke, formerly of Birmingham University, is an independent scholar living in the UK.

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