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Mr. Collier's letter racks : a tale of art & illusion at the threshold of the modern information age

Author: Dror Wahrman
Publisher: New York, NY ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Three hundred years ago, an unprecedented explosion in inexpensive, disposable print--newspapers, pamphlets, informational publications, artistic prints--ushered in a media revolution that forever changed our relationship to information. One unusually perceptive man, an obscure Dutch/British still life painter named Edward Collier, understood the full significance of these momentous changes and embedded in his work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edward Collier; Edward Collier; Edwaert Collier
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dror Wahrman
ISBN: 9780199738861 0199738866 9780199876372 0199876371
OCLC Number: 759491773
Description: 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: puzzles --
Print 2.0 c. 1700: a new media regime --
Life not still --
The nature of print --
Marking time --
Monarchy in the age of mechanical reproduction --
Eye con --
A man with an impossible temper --
Tom, Dick, and Henry --
The Collier club? --
Death of the author? --
Which revolution? or, The memory of Mr. Lory --
A signature gone wild.
Other Titles: Mister Collier's letter racks
Responsibility: Dror Wahrman.


Uncovers an artistic puzzle in the illusionist paintings by Edward Collier, a Dutch-British still-life painter who moved to London at the end of the seventeenth century and encoded a sophisticated  Read more...
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Wahrman guides the reader through the details of the evidence as he finds it on dozens of canvases and, where possible, in Dutch archives with such a sure hand that most readers will not feel that a Read more...

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