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Printed images in early modern Britain: essays in interpretation

Printed images in early modern Britain: essays in interpretation

Hunter, Michael Cyril William

Ranging from religion to politics, polemic to satire, natural science to consumer culture, this collection explores how printed images need to be read in terms of the visual syntax understood by contemporaries

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Farnham: Ashgate, c2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Michael Hunter
ISBN: 0754666549, 9780754666547
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Selected conference papers.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxiii, 372 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Subject: Illustration of books Great Britain 17th century Congresses.; Art and Design.; Illustration of books Great Britain 16th century Congresses.; 16th Century; Prints, British 16th century Congresses.; Books; Printing; Art and society Great Britain History 17th century Congresses.; Visual communication; Great Britain; Prints, British 17th century Congresses.; 17th Century; Art and society Great Britain History 16th century Congresses.


  1. Introduction, Michael Hunter
  2. Part 1 Printed Images and the Reformation: Symbols of conversion: proprieties of the page in Reformation England, Margaret Aston
  3. Censorship and self-censorship in late 16th-century English book illustration, Richard L. Williams
  4. Guides to Godliness from print to plaster, Tara Hamling
  5. 'Like fragments of a shipwreck': printed images and religious antiquarianism in early modern England, Alexandra Walsham. Part 2 Printed Images in Science and Cartography: Page techne: interpreting diagrams in early modern English 'how-to' books, Lori Anne Ferrell
  6. Gesner, Topsell and the purposes of pictures in early modern natural histories, Katherine Acheson
  7. Hollar's prospects and maps of London, Simon Turner
  8. The theory of the impression according to Robert Hooke, Matthew Hunter. Part 3 Printed Images and Politics: The Common Weales Canker Wormes or the Locusts of Both Church and State: emblematic identities in a late Jacobean print, Malcolm Jones
  9. Buckingham engraved: politics, print images and the royal favourite in the 1620s, Alastair Bellany
  10. The Devil's Bloodhound: Roger L'Estrange caricatured, Helen Pierce
  11. Decoding the Leviathan: doing the history of ideas through images 1651-1714, Justin Champion. Part 4 Printed Images and Aspects of Late 17th-Century English Culture: Noble or commercial? The early history of mezzotint in Britain, Ben Thomas
  12. Faithorne, Loggan, Vandrebank and White: the engraved portrait in late 17th-century Britain, David Alexander
  13. 'Paper tapestry' and 'wooden pictures': printed decoration in the domestic interior before 1700, Gill Saunders
  14. Top knots and lower sorts: print and promiscuous consumption in the 1690s, Angela McShane and Clare Backhouse
  15. Index.