Title: Printed Image and the Transformation of ...
Publisher: Clarendon Press, Oxford
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Signed: Inscribed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
Anderson's study shows how the widening dissemination of print led to the transformation of popular cultural experiences so that by 1840 an essentially modern mass culture had begun to develop. Black cloth, gilt titling to spine, author's gift inscription to ffep, black and white reproductions, 211 pages. Minor edge wear. Dust jacket shows sunning to spine, light shelf wear and is now protected in a Brodart cover. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015134
Synopsis: The aim of this book is to interpret a range of relatively under-used or neglected sources, advancing the central argument that an essentially modern mass culture had begun to develop as early as 1840. Between 1790 and 1860 the widening dissemination of print led to the transformation and unprecedented expansion of popular cultural experience; and from the centre of this transformed culture there emerged a mass culture. The new culture's hallmark was its pictorial character. The main focus here is on four illustrated magazines, but the author also examines penny fiction, broadsides, and other artifacts which played a significant part in the mass dissemination of imagery. A recurring theme is the declining role of art reproduction in people's otherwise expanded pictorial experience: although the emergent culture diversely entriched ordinary lives, art and other high cultural forms remained largely the preserve of the privileged few. Overall, the study questions the adequacy of simplistic concepts of class and culture. It combines modern cultural theory and historical evidence to demonstrate how people of all kinds - especially workers and women - interacted with the printed image and helped to shape an increasingly visual mass culture. In doing so, it offers a new way to look at and extract meaning from 19th-century popular illustration.
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