Eighteenth-Century Engravings and Visual History in Britain

Isabelle BAUDINO

coll. « British Art : Histories and Interpretations since 1700 »
New-York, Routledge
31 mars 2023, 202 p., 10 ill. couleur et 30 n&b
ISBN 9781032153643
Publié en ligne sur la plate-forme Taylor & Francis (accès fermé)
e-ISBN 9781003245445

Extending the scholarly discussion of visual history, this book examines eighteenth-century engraved book illustrations in order to outline the genealogy of the modern visualisation of the past in Britain.

This study is based on a body of more than a hundred engraved historical plates designed in the second half of the eighteenth century in Britain and published in more than a dozen pictorial histories. Focusing on these previously unstudied engravings, this work contributes to the study of eighteenth-century visual culture and is informed by current interdisciplinary approaches at the intersection of visual and book studies. Eighteenth-Century Engravings and Visual History in Britain is about the urge to envision the past and about the establishment of the new relationship between visual media, visuality, and history in eighteenth-century Britain.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, British history, book studies, and visual culture.

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