The Print Before Photography

Author: Antony Griffiths
Publisher:
ISBN: 0714126950
Release Date: 2016-08-25
Genre:

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.

Unzeitgem e Techniken

Author: Magdalena Bushart
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783412515508
Release Date: 2019-03-11
Genre: Art

Künstlerische Verfahren entstehen und verschwinden. Dieser historische Wandel gilt als wesentlicher Motor für eine Entwicklung der Künste. Nicht selten jedoch wird ein altes Wissen um frühere Herstellungsprozesse wiederentdeckt, bewusst reaktiviert und dadurch erneuert. Mit dem Interesse an unzeitgemäßen Techniken bilden sich historische Narrative heraus, die die Wahrnehmung und Deutung von Kunst beeinflussen. Ausgehend vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwartskunst widmet sich dieser Band den technischen Anachronismen, durch die Traditionen gebildet, aber auch durchkreuzt werden.

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.

Revisiting The Polite and Commercial People

Author: Elaine Chalus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192523648
Release Date: 2019-02-07
Genre: History

For some time before his death in July 2015, former colleagues and students of Paul Langford had discussed the possibility of organising a festschrift to celebrate his remarkable contribution to eighteenth-century history. It was planned for 2019 to commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of his seminal A Polite and Commercial People, the opening volume in the New Oxford History of England series, Paul's best-known and most influential publication. He was delighted to hear of these plans and the tragic news of his death only made the contributors more determined to see the project through to completion. The importance of A Polite and Commercial People within its own time is unquestionable. Not only did it provide a powerful new vision of eighteenth-century Britain, but it also played a vital part in reviving interest in, and expanding ways of thinking about, Georgian history. As the thirteen contributors to this volume amply testify, any review of the field from the 1980s onwards cannot ignore the profound effect Paul's research had on the social and political publications in his field. This collection of essays combines reflection on the impact of Paul's work with further engagement with the central questions he posed. In particular, it serves to re-connect various recent avenues of Georgian studies, bringing together diverse themes present in Paul's scholarship, but which are often studied independently of each other. As such, it aims to provide a fitting tribute to Paul's work and impact, and a wider reassessment of the current direction of eighteenth-century studies.

The Invention of Rare Books

Author: David McKitterick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108428323
Release Date: 2018-07-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explores how the idea of rare books was shaped by collectors, traders and libraries from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Using examples from across Europe, David McKitterick looks at how rare books developed from being desirable objects of largely private interest to become public and even national concerns.

Michael Pacher

Author: Lukas Madersbacher
Publisher:
ISBN: 3422073078
Release Date: 2015-06
Genre:

Der Südtiroler Maler und Bildschnitzer Michael Pacher (ca. 1435–1498) nimmt eine besondere Rolle in der Geschichte der europäischen Kunst ein. Einerseits gelten seine großen Flügelaltäre – wie jener von Sankt Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee in Oberösterreich – als Glanzleistungen der Spätgotik, andererseits darf Pacher als einer der ersten Renaissancekünstler des Nordens gelten. Bei einem frühen Aufenthalt in Padua lernte er die Werke von Mantegna, Donatello, Uccello und Lippi kennen. Wie kein anderer Künstler außerhalb Italiens machte er sich die neuen Konzepte des zentralperspektivischen Bildes zu eigen. Die Spannung zwischen den geographischen und stilistischen Polen macht den Reiz seiner Werke aus, warf aber auch Probleme auf, denen der Künstler mit erstaunlich innovativen Lösungen begegnete. Der Band stellt das Gesamtwerk Michael Pachers in Wort und Bild vor und zieht eine Summe der bisherigen Forschung. Anhand von Werkanalysen wird auch versucht, dem intellektuellen Profil dieses Künstlers auf der Schwelle zur Neuzeit auf die Spur zu kommen.

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.

Rembrandt van Rijn

Author: Sarah Emily Miano
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105618776
Release Date: 2017-08-25
Genre: Fiction

In Rembrandts Leben lagen Pracht und Schatten, Triumph und Niederlage eng beieinander. Sarah Emily Miano lässt in einem spannenden biographischen Roman den geheimnisvollen Maler Rembrandt und die verzauberte Welt Amsterdams vor unseren Augen auferstehen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Peregrinatio in terram sanctam

Author: Bernhard von Breydenbach
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110209518
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism

The incunabulum Peregrinatio in terram sanctam by Bernhard von Breydenbach, which appeared in 1486, is the first printed and illustrated travelogue. It provides one of the most important sources for studying medieval contact between religions on the threshold of the Modern Age. Besides sketches in the form of diary entries, theological reflections and precise observations of countries and peoples, the text also contains an agitational polemic on Islam, which bears witness to the horror felt in Christendom at the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. The present edition is the first to present the complete Early New High German text with a translation.