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A History of Book Illustration : Twenty-Nine Points of View - Bill Katz

A History of Book Illustration

Twenty-Nine Points of View

By: Bill Katz

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Published: 28th January 1994
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This collection of scholarly articles traces the history of book illustration from its first notion in cave art to the early 20th century...will be useful for student librarians and in history of the book courses. - BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

...will be useful for student librarians and in history of the book courses. * PBSA * I highly recommend this excellent reader for every art library, and I recommend it to art librarians-there are wonderful revelations in it for us. * Susan G. Swartzburg, Rutgers University * This doesn't mimic competitors: it covers angles not surveyed elsewhere and holds special chapters on children's illustration and illuminated manuscripts as well as unique, varied discussions by a variety of contributors. * The Bookwatch * ...a wonderful smorgasbord of articles that reflects the pleasant eccentricity of the editor, Bill Katz...I highly recommend this book not only to those interested in book illustration but to people who have a general interest in the history and development of the book. * Epilogue * ...extensive documentation accompanying the discussions adds detail, a sense of the scope of scholarship in an area, and a multitude of "leads" for further exploration...a very interesting, highly informative, and easy read. The level of the scholarship is first-rate and the papers are well-written. A reader can spend a considerable amount of time studying the large number of illustrations, especially in the context of the "reading instructions" given in the accompanying texts. I believe that, for anyone with an interest in illustration and books, this book promises both profit and delight. * Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography * ...will be useful for student librarians and in history of the book courses. PBSA I highly recommend this excellent reader for every art library, and I recommend it to art librarians-there are wonderful revelations in it for us. Susan G. Swartzburg, Rutgers University This doesn't mimic competitors: it covers angles not surveyed elsewhere and holds special chapters on children's illustration and illuminated manuscripts as well as unique, varied discussions by a variety of contributors. The Bookwatch ...a wonderful smorgasbord of articles that reflects the pleasant eccentricity of the editor, Bill Katz...I highly recommend this book not only to those interested in book illustration but to people who have a general interest in the history and development of the book. Epilogue ...extensive documentation accompanying the discussions adds detail, a sense of the scope of scholarship in an area, and a multitude of "leads" for further exploration...a very interesting, highly informative, and easy read. The level of the scholarship is first-rate and the papers are well-written. A reader can spend a considerable amount of time studying the large number of illustrations, especially in the context of the "reading instructions" given in the accompanying texts. I believe that, for anyone with an interest in illustration and books, this book promises both profit and delight. Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography

Preface
From the Caves to the Greeksp. 1
A Century of Palaeolithic Cave Artp. 3
Papyrus and Ancient Writing: The First Hundred Years of Papyrologyp. 23
Communication and Display: The Integration of Early Egyptian Art and Writingp. 38
The Origins of the Illustrated Bookp. 60
A Tale of Two Cities: The Miniature Frescoes from Thera and the Origins of Greek Poetryp. 89
Illuminated Manuscriptsp. 141
The Lindisfarne Gospelsp. 143
The Book of Signs: Writings and Visual Difference in Gothic Manuscript Illuminationp. 160
The Illustrated Medieval Aviary and the Lay-Brotherhoodp. 202
Occupations of the Months in Mediaeval Calendarsp. 231
Eyes of Imagination and Faith: Experience, Metaphor, and the Image of Matthew's "Everlasting Fire"p. 239
The Illustrated Book: An Addendum to the State of Research in Northern European Artp. 249
Illustration from Printing to the 19th Centuryp. 267
The Early Illustrated Book - Highlights from a Lecturep. 269
Early Astronomical Books with Moving Partsp. 288
The Bibliography of Illustrated Books: Notes with Two Examples from English Book Illustration of the 18th Centuryp. 297
The Journey and the Picture: The Art of Sterne and Hogarthp. 315
The Engraving and Printing of the "Holbein Heads"p. 333
William Kent's Career as Literary Illustratorp. 359
The Work of the Image: The Plates of the Encyclopediep. 391
Illustration from the 19th to the 20th Centuryp. 413
William Blake's Graphic Imagery and the Industrial Revolutionp. 414
Art and the Illustrations of Vanity Fair and The Newcomesp. 462
The Art of Not "Going Halfway": Rossetti's Illustration for "The Maids of Elfen-Mere"p. 488
Government Graphics: The Development of Illustration in U.S. Federal Publications, 1817-1861p. 514
"Either in books or in architecture": Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in the Ninetiesp. 548
Cockerels and Amazons: Letters of Christopher Sandford to Clifford Webb, 1946-1947p. 567
Author and Illustrator: Images in Confrontationp. 585
Children's Book Illustrationp. 601
Emblems and Children's Books in the 18th Centuryp. 603
Victorian Children in Their Picture Booksp. 618
Beatrix Potter: Naturalist Artistp. 626
Illustrators, Books, and Children: An Illustrator's Viewpointp. 642
Codap. 653
A Note for Librarians: Something to Make Us Illp. 655
Bibliographyp. 657
Author Listp. 676
Indexp. 681
About the Editorp. 690
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ISBN: 9780810827424
ISBN-10: 0810827425
Series: History of the Book Series
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 704
Published: 28th January 1994
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.95