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Eighteenth-Century Engravings and Visual History in Britain

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ISBN 9781032153643
March 15, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 10 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1. Picturing History Chapter 2. Reinventing the Past Chapter 3. The Historical Genre Chapter 4. Visual History as a New Language 

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Isabelle Baudino is Senior Lecturer at École normale supérieure de Lyon, France.