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Reading Victorian illustration, 1855-1875: spoils of the lumber room

Reading Victorian illustration, 1855-1875: spoils of the lumber room

Goldman, Paul; Cooke, Simon (Simon Gareth)

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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Published Farnham: Ashgate, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Paul Goldman and Simon Cooke
ISBN: 1409411664, 9781409411659, 9781409411666
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 224 p. : ill.
Subject: English literature 19th century Illustrations.; Art and literature Great Britain History 19th century.; Books and reading Great Britain History 19th century.; Illustration of books, Victorian Great Britain.; English literature; Books; Books and reading Psychological aspects.; Illustrated books Great Britain History 19th century.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.