The Print Before Photography

Author: Antony Griffiths
Publisher:
ISBN: 0714126950
Release Date: 2016-08-25
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A landmark publication that catalogues the history and development of the printed image Gutenberg’s invention of moveable type made it possible to print letters. But images could only be printed using two other technologies that were developed alongside letterpress. One depended on wooden blocks which were cut and printed in relief, the other on copper plates into which lines were cut by engraving or etching and were printed on a rolling press.Copper-plate printmaking developed into a huge business employing thousands of people, and dominated image production for nearly four centuries across the whole of Europe.Its processes remained very stable, and a man of 1500 could have walked into a printing shop of 1800 and understood what was going on. During the nineteenth century this world was displaced by new technologies, of which photography was by far the most important.

Joris und Jacob Hoefnagel

Author: Thea Vignau-Wilberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 3775741720
Release Date: 2017-12-16
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Wie kaum ein anderer Künstler hat Joris Hoefnagel (1542-1600) die flämische Miniaturmalerei im 16. Jahrhundert internationalisiert. Auch die Naturwissenschaften, insbesondere die Insektenkunde, hat er durch seine scharfe Beobachtungsgabe mit exquisiten Darstellungen bereichert. Betrachtet man seine atemberaubenden Werke, erscheint es umso erstaunlicher, dass er sein Talent als Autodidakt entwickelte. Joris Hoefnagel gehört zu dem Kreis hochgebildeter Künstler und Humanisten, die am Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts an den bedeutendsten europäischen Höfen tätig waren. Es ist dieses Umfeld, in dem seine Illuminationen in umfangreichen Codices geistlichen und weltlichen Inhalts entstehen. Sein Sohn Jacob Hoefnagel (1573-1632/33) tritt, nachdem er in Antwerpen eine Malerlehre absolviert hat, am kaiserlichen Hof in Prag in die Fußstapfen des Vaters und brilliert mit Kunstkammerwerken, konzentriert sich dabei jedoch vornehmlich auf mythologische und allegorische Szenen. Mit analytischem Blick und wissenschaftlich fundierten Texten führt der reich illustrierte Band in die Bildwelten der Miniaturisten ein, die bei dem Betrachter damals wie heute staunende Bewunderung hervorrufen. (Deutsche Ausgabe ISBN 978-3-7757-4172-9).

Portable Prose

Author: Jarrad Cogle
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781498562706
Release Date: 2018-11-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

Portable Prose: The Novel and the Everyday explores issues related to objecthood, the everyday, and portability within the novel. The scope of this wide-ranging collection includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, contemporary postmodern literature and science fiction, as well as broader theories of the novel and the nature of reading.

The Small Landscape Prints in Early Modern Netherlands

Author: Alexandra Onuf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351251525
Release Date: 2017-01-02
Genre: Art

In 1559 and 1561, the Antwerp print publisher Hieronymus Cock issued an unprecedented series of landscape prints known today simply as the Small Landscapes. The forty-four prints included in the series offer views of the local countryside surrounding Antwerp in simple, unembellished compositions. At a time when vast panoramic and allegorical landscapes dominated the art market, the Small Landscapes represent a striking innovation. This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the significance of the Small Landscapes in early modern print culture. It charts a diachronic history of the series over the century it was in active circulation, from 1559 to the middle of the seventeenth century. Adopting the lifespan of the prints as the framework of the study, Alexandra Onuf analyzes the successive states of the plates and the changes to the series as a whole in order to reveal the shifting artistic and contextual valences of the images at their different moments and places of publication. This unique case study allows for a new perspective on the trajectory of print publishing over the course of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries across multiple publishing houses, highlighting the seminal importance of print publishers in the creation and dissemination of visual imagery and cultural ideas. Looking at other visual materials and contemporary sources – including texts as diverse as humanist poetry and plays, agricultural manuals, polemical broadsheets, and peasant songs – Onuf situates the Small Landscapes within the larger cultural discourse on rural land and the meaning of the local in the turbulent early modern Netherlands. The study focuses new attention on the active and reciprocal intersections between printed pictures and broader cultural, economic and political phenomena.

The Invention of Rare Books

Author: David McKitterick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108698788
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

When does a book that is merely old become a rarity and an object of desire? David McKitterick examines, for the first time, the development of the idea of rare books, and why they matter. Studying examples from across Europe, he explores how this idea took shape in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and how collectors, the book trade and libraries gradually came together to identify canons that often remain the same today. In a world that many people found to be over-supplied with books, the invention of rare books was a process of selection. As books are one of the principal means of memory, this process also created particular kinds of remembering. Taking a European perspective, McKitterick looks at these interests as they developed from being matters of largely private concern and curiosity, to the larger public and national responsibilities of the first half of the nineteenth century.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406621482
Release Date: 2013-12-06
Genre: History

"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary

Author: Tara Zanardi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315515113
Release Date: 2018-07-04
Genre: Art

Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty- first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain conventions as they seek to convey knowledge about different peoples. The genre of the type became widespread in the early modern period, developing into a global language of identity. The chapters explore diverse pictorial representations of types, customs, and dress in numerous media, including paintings, prints, postcards, photographs, and garments. Together, they reveal that the activation of typological strategies, including seriality, repetition, appropriation, and subversion has produced a universal and dynamic pictorial language. Typological images highlight the tensions between the local and the international, the specific and the communal, and similarity and difference inherent in the construction of identity. The first full- length study to treat these images as a broader genre, Visual Typologies gives voice to a marginalized form of representation. Together, the chapters debunk the classification of such images as unmediated and authentic representations, offering fresh methodological frameworks to consider their meanings locally and globally, and establishing common ground about the operations of objects that sought to shape, embody, or challenge individual and collective identities.

Cosmographia

Author: Sebastian Münster
Publisher:
ISBN: BSB:BSB00074801
Release Date: 1548
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Geschichte Und Kritischer Katalog Des Deutschen Niederl ndischen Und Franz sischen Kupferstichs Im XV Jahrhundert

Author: Max Lehrs
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 0270321837
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Genre: History

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Asiaten in Europa

Author: Andreas Weiß
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 9783657783953
Release Date: 2017-01-23
Genre: History

Asiaten beteiligten sich im 19. Jahrhundert in vielen Bereichen an innereuropäischen Debatten über Moderne und Dekadenz, ausgetragen auf so unterschiedlichen Feldern wie den Wissenschaften, aber auch in Kunst und Religion.Schon vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg war die Verunsicherung der Europäer mit Händen zu greifen, Debatten um die Dekadenz der westlichen Kultur nahmen zu. Das Buch fragt danach, welche Rolle Asiaten in diesem Prozess spielten und an welchen kulturellen und wissenschaftlichen Debatten sie sich beteiligten. Es untersucht beispielsweise, was sie zur künstlerischen Moderne (wie dem Impressionismus) beitrugen, aber auch, welche Rolle der zunehmende Rassismus für sie spielte. Die untersuchten Beiträge reichen dabei von Club-Gesprächen über Zeitungsartikel hin zu Fachartikeln.

Hopper

Author: Rolf G. Renner
Publisher:
ISBN: 3836500310
Release Date: 2015-09
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Deutschland

Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher:
ISBN: 340667920X
Release Date: 2015-09
Genre:


Goya

Author: Victor Ieronim Stoichiţă
Publisher:
ISBN: 3770541030
Release Date: 2006
Genre: