Paper Peepshows: The Jacqueline & Jonathan Gestetner Collection
Charting the history of these collectables, there is also technical data and a detailed description of each piece, and the author places each one in historical and cultural context, ranging from depictions of the July Revolution (Paris, 1830), or the opening of the Thames Tunnel to the nursery tale of 'Puss in Boots'. Num Pages: 272 pages, 491 col. BIC Classification: WCS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 310 x 248 x 29. Weight in Grams: 1896. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781851498000
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The format lent itself to a wide variety of subjects: to coronations and to state visits and funerals, to pleasure gardens, to trips up rivers and to the ceremonial openings of new railways, to distant views of cities and to tourist landmarks, to military engagements in exotic places, and to the July Revolution and the fall of the Bourbons in France in 1830. The Crystal Palace, erected in Hyde Park 1851 for the Great Exhibition, inspired the production of very large numbers of peepshows, mostly made overseas and imported. Peepshows made possible visits to sites existing in the imagination, to plunge down Alice's rabbit hole, for example, and to wander through the Garden of Eden in Paradise.
The main center of peepshow manufacture in the nineteenth century was toy-making Nuremburg. Briefly in the 1950s it was Britain. Nowadays it is the United States. Paper peepshows are no longer intended essentially for children but for bibliophiles and art-appreciating adults.
This stunning book charts the history of these charming collectables. The illustrated catalogue section includes the following data where known: country of origin, publisher, date, method of printing (eg chromolithograph), shape and dimensions, and number of scenes. As well as a full description of each piece, the author gives fascinating historical and cultural context for these items - ranging from depictions of the July Revolution (Paris, 1830), or the opening of the Thames Tunnel to the nursery tale of 'Puss in Boots'.
Contents: Foreword by Erkki Huhtamo (Prof. in the dept of Design Media Arts, University of California; Preface by Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image, V&A; The Story of paper Peepshows; What we peep with; Austria; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Russia; The Netherlands; United States of America; Unknown Origin; Peepshow view boxes; Table-top Tableaux.
Title: Paper Peepshows: The Jacqueline & Jonathan ...
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