The Printed Image in Early Modern London

Ward, Joseph, Metropolitan Communities: Trade Guilds, Identity, and Change in Early Modern London (Stanford Ca: Stanford University Press, 1997). Warner, malcolm, The Image of London: Views by Travellers and Emigrés 1550– 1920 (london: ...

Author: Joseph Monteyne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351541275

Category: Art

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Presenting an inventive body of research that explores the connections between urban movements, space, and visual representation, this study offers the first sustained analysis of the vital interrelationship between printed images and urban life in early modern London. The study differs from all other books on early modern British print culture in that it seeks out printed forms that were active in shaping and negotiating the urban milieu-prints that troubled categories of high and low culture, images that emerged when the political became infused with the creative, as well as prints that bear traces of the roles they performed and the ways they were used in the city. It is distinguished by its close and sustained readings of individual prints, from the likes of such artists as Wenceslaus Hollar, Francis Barlow, and William Faithorne; and this visual analysis is complemented with a thorough examination of the dynamics of print production as a commercial exchange that takes place within a wider set of exchanges (of goods, people, ideas and money) across the city and the nation. This study challenges scholars to re-imagine the function of popular prints as a highly responsive form of cultural production, capable not only of 'recording' events, spaces and social actions, but profoundly shaping the way these entities are conceived in the moment and also recast within cultural memory. It offers historians of print culture and British art a sophisticated and innovative model of how to mobilize rigorous archival research in the service of a thoroughly historicized and theorized analysis of visual representation and its relationship to space and social identity.

Printed Images in Early Modern Britain

The works in question are Joseph Monteyne's The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation and Social Exchange (2007); Helen Pierce's Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England ...

Author: Michael Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351908863

Category: History

Page: 396

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Printed images were ubiquitous in early modern Britain, and they often convey powerful messages which are all the more important for having circulated widely at the time. Yet, by comparison with printed texts, these images have been neglected, particularly by historians to whom they ought to be of the greatest interest. This volume helps remedy this state of affairs. Complementing the online digital library of British Printed Images to 1700 (, it offers a series of essays which exemplify the many ways in which such visual material can throw light on the history of the period. Ranging from religion to politics, polemic to satire, natural science to consumer culture, the collection explores how printed images need to be read in terms of the visual syntax understood by contemporaries, their full meaning often only becoming clear when they are located in the context in which they were produced and deployed. The result is not only to illustrate the sheer richness of material of this kind, but also to underline the importance of the messages which it conveys, which often come across more strongly in visual form than through textual commentaries. With contributions from many leading exponents of the cultural history of early modern Britain, including experts on religion, politics, science and art, the book's appeal will be equally wide, demonstrating how every facet of British culture in the period can be illuminated through the study of printed images.

The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England

London: Printed by G.P. for John Budge, 1620. Hamburger, Jeffrey F. Nuns as Artists: The Visual Culture of a Medieval Convent. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. Hamilton, Alastair. “Humanists and the Bible.

Author: Michael Gaudio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351545952

Category: Art

Page: 196

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The first book-length study of the fifteen surviving Little Gidding bible concordances, this book examines the visual culture of print in seventeenth-century England through the lens of one extraordinary family and their hand-made biblical manuscripts. The volumes were created by the women of the Ferrar-Collet family of Little Gidding, who selected works from the family's collection of Catholic religious prints, and then cut and pasted prints and print fragments, along with verses excised from the bible, and composed them in artful arrangements on the page in the manner of collage. Gaudio shows that by cutting, recombining, and pasting multi-scaled print fragments, the Ferrar-Collet family put into practice a remarkably flexible pictorial language. The Little Gidding concordances provide an occasion to explore how the manipulation of print could be a means of thinking through some of the most pressing religious and political questions of the pre-civil war period: the coherence of printed scripture, the nature of sovereignty, the relevance of the Mosaic law, and the protestant reform of images. By foregrounding the Ferrar-Collets' engagement with the print fragment, this book extends the scope of early modern print history beyond the printmaker's studio and expands our understanding of the ways an early modern Protestant community could productively engage with the religious image. Contrary to the long-held view that the English Reformation led to a decline in the importance of the religious image, this study demonstrates the ongoing vitality of religious prints in early modern England as instruments for thinking.

The Viewer and the Printed Image in Late Medieval Europe

... Renaissance Print (New Haven CT, 2004); Bronwen Wilson, The World in Venice: Print, the City and Early Modern Identity ... The Printed Image in Early Modern London: Urban Space, Visual Representation, and Social Exchange (Aldershot, ...

Author: DavidS. Areford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351539678

Category: Art

Page: 346

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Structured around in-depth and interconnected case studies and driven by a methodology of material, contextual, and iconographic analysis, this book argues that early European single-sheet prints, in both the north and south, are best understood as highly accessible objects shaped and framed by individual viewers. Author David Areford offers a synthetic historical narrative of early prints that stresses their unusual material nature, as well as their accessibility to a variety of viewers, both lay and monastic. This volume represents a shift in the study of the early printed image, one that mirrors the widespread movement in art history away from issues of production, style, and the artist toward issues of reception, function, and the viewer. Areford's approach is intensely grounded in the object, especially the unacknowledged material complexity of the print as a portable, malleable, and accessible image that depended on a response that was not only visual but often physical, emotional, and psychological. Recognizing that early prints were not primarily designed for aesthetic appreciation, the author analyzes how their meanings stemmed from specific functions involving private devotion, protection, indulgences, the cult of saints, pilgrimage, exorcism, the art of memory, and anti-Semitic propaganda. Although the medium's first century was clearly transitional and experimental, Areford explores how its potential to impact viewers in new ways?both positive and negative?was quickly realized.

Seeing Faith Printing Pictures Religious Identity during the English Reformation

7 Joseph Monteyne, The Printed Image in Early Modern London (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007); James Knapp, Illustrating the Past in Early Modern England: The Representation of History in Printed Books (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003); Martha Driver ...

Author: David J. Davis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004236028

Category: History

Page: 260

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This book offers a unique analysis of visual religion in Reformation England as seen in its religious printed images. Challenging traditional notions of an iconoclastic Reformation, it offers a thorough analysis of the widespread body of printed images and the ways the images gave shape to the religious culture.

Monarchy Print Culture and Reverence in Early Modern England

Monteyne, The Printed Image in Early Modern London, 202–3; Donald, Age of Caricature, 46–8; Rauser, Caricature Unmasked, 22–35. 153. Christine Stevenson, “Robert Hooke, Monuments and Memory,” Art History 28, no. 1 (February 2005), 49, ...

Author: Stephanie E. Koscak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000038545

Category: History

Page: 396

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This richly illustrated and interdisciplinary study examines the commercial mediation of royalism through print and visual culture from the second half of the seventeenth century. The rapidly growing marketplace of books, periodicals, pictures, and material objects brought the spectacle of monarchy to a wide audience, saturating spaces of daily life in later Stuart and early Hanoverian England. Images of the royal family, including portrait engravings, graphic satires, illustrations, medals and miniatures, urban signs, playing cards, and coronation ceramics were fundamental components of the political landscape and the emergent public sphere. Koscak considers the affective subjectivities made possible by loyalist commodities; how texts and images responded to anxieties about representation at moments of political uncertainty; and how individuals decorated, displayed, and interacted with pictures of rulers. Despite the fractious nature of party politics and the appropriation of royal representations for partisan and commercial ends, print media, images, and objects materialized emotional bonds between sovereigns and subjects as the basis of allegiance and obedience. They were read and re-read, collected and exchanged, kept in pockets and pasted to walls, and looked upon as repositories of personal memory, national history, and political reverence.

The Reception of the Printed Image in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

articles in journals (i.e. Artibus et Historiae, Barockberichte, Kon-sthistorisk tidskrift, Print Quarterly and ... The Agency of Things in Medieval and Early Modern Art. Materials, Power and Manipulation (New York: Routledge, 2017).

Author: Grażyna Jurkowlaniec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000173123

Category: Art

Page: 298

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This book examines the early development of the graphic arts from the perspectives of material things, human actors and immaterial representations while broadening the geographic field of inquiry to Central Europe and the British Isles and considering the reception of the prints on other continents. The role of human actors proves particularly prominent, i.e. the circumstances that informed creators’, producers’, owners’ and beholders’ motivations and responses. Certainly, such a complex relationship between things, people and images is not an exclusive feature of the pre-modern period’s print cultures. However, the rise of printmaking challenged some established rules in the arts and visual realms and thus provides a fruitful point of departure for further study of the development of the various functions and responses to printed images in the sixteenth century. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, print history, book history and European studies.

The Printed Image in China

Bibliography Hua Chuan ( Mustard Seed Garden Manual ) : Early editions in American collections , ' Archives of the ... The Chieh Tzu Yuan Clunas 1997 Craig Clunas , Pictures and Visuality in Early Modern China , London : Reaktion 1997 ...

Author: British Museum


ISBN: STANFORD:36105215509873

Category: Prints

Page: 192

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The British Museum holds one of the finest collections of Chinese prints outside Asia, with particular strength in the modern period. This book features 100 examples from the British Museums collection. It also explains the features of each print, including techniques, aesthetic principles and cultural context. Full description

The Album Amicorum the London of Shakespeare s Time

... Adriaen van de Venne's Album , in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum ( London : British ... Joseph , The Printed Image in Early Modern London : Urban Space , Visual Representation , and Social Exchange ...

Author: June Schlueter

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UCSD:31822038768891

Category: History

Page: 210

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The album Amicorum -- A Case Study: Michael van Meer's Album -- Landmarks of London -- Picturing the Lord Mayor of London -- Royal Images: Arms, and Autographs -- Who Owned the King's Album? -- Players: Indoors, Outdoors, and On the Road -- The Blind Water-carrier -- Other Curiosities -- Francis Segar and the International Network of Englishmen -- Appendices: A Selection of Additional Album Signatures -- Libraries Consulted -- Albums Cited.

The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

The Printed Image in Early Modern London : Urban Space , Visual Representation , and Social Exchange . Aldershot , Hampshire : Ashgate Publishing , 2007. xv , 286 pp .; 83 figs . $ 99.95 . Quodbach , Esmeé . The Age of Rembrandt : Dutch ...



ISBN: UCSC:32106020388358

Category: Electronic journals


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