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Print culture in early modern France : Abraham Bosse and the purposes of print /
Carl Goldstein.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
description
xvi, 221 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1107012147 (hardback), 9781107012141 (hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
isbn
1107012147 (hardback)
9781107012141 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: 1. A printmaking revolution; 2. Scenes of everyday life; 3. Drama, theater, and prints; 4. Contingencies and contradictions; 5. A royal portrait; 6. Image and text: reading single-sheet prints; 7. Book illustrations; 8. Books and pamphlets.
abstract
"In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print - single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture"--
catalogue key
8387714
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-209) and index.
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"...this book will certainly fill a gap in the literature and be of use to students of art history." -Sheila McTighe, Renaissance Quarterly
"Through a general presentation of Bosse's œuvre, Carl Goldstein has sought to convey the vitality and the artistic, intellectual and cultural vigor of engraved art illustration in the early seventeenth century. He has sought range rather than depth, and description through a taxonomy of all the themes and genres in which Bosse worked. No subject would have served his purpose better than Bosse's life and work." -- Orest Ranum, emeritus professor of history, The Johns Hopkins University
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In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture.
Main Description
In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print - single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture.
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In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print - single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets.
Library of Congress Summary
"In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects"--"In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print - single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture"--
Description for Bookstore
In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print.
Table of Contents
A printmaking revolution
Scenes of everyday life
Drama, theater, and prints
Contingencies and contradictions
A royal portrait
Image and text: reading single-sheet prints
Book illustrations
Books and pamphlets
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