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Printed images in early modern Britain : essays in interpretation

Author: Michael Hunter
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
Congressen (vorm)
Congresses
Kongressbericht
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Hunter
ISBN: 9780754666547 0754666549
OCLC Number: 434613268
Notes: Papers presented at conferences held July 13-14, 2007, Birkbeck College, University of London, and Sept. 12-13, 2008, Victoria and Albert Museum.
Includes index.
Description: xxiii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Symbols of conversion : proprieties of the page in Reformation England / Margaret Aston --
Censorship and self-censorship in late sixteenth-century English book illustration / Richard L. Williams --
Guides to godliness : from print to plaster / Tara Hamling --
'Like fragments of a shipwreck' : printed images and religious antiquarianism in early modern England / Alexandra Walsham --
Page Techne : interpreting diagrams in early modern English 'how-to' books / Lori Anne Ferrell --
Gesner, topsell, and the purposes of pictures in early modern natural histories / Katherine Acheson --
Hollar's prospects and maps of London / Simon Turner --
The theory of the impression according to Robert Hooke / Matthew Hunter --
'The common weales canker wormes, or the locvsts both of chvrch, and states' : emblematic identities in a late Jacobean print / Malcolm Jones --
Buckingham engraved : politics, print images and the royal favourite in the 1620s / Alastair Bellany --
The devil's bloodhound : Roger L. Estrange caricatured / Helen Pierce --
Decoding the Leviathan : doing the history of ideas through images, 1651-1714 / Justin Champion --
Noble or commercial? The early history of mezzotint in Britain / Ben Thomas --
Faithorne, Loggan, Vandrebanc and White : the engraved portrait in late seventeenth-century Britain / David Alexander --
'Paper tapestry' and 'wooden pictures' : printed decoration in the domestic interior before 1700 / Gill Saunders --
Top knots and lower sorts : print and promiscuous consumption in the 1690s / Angela McShane and Clare Backhouse.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Hunter.

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