1st Edition

Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary Local Contexts and Global Practices

Edited By Tara Zanardi, Lynda Klich Copyright 2019
    320 Pages 19 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 19 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 19 Color & 80 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary investigates the pictorial representation of types from the sixteenth to the twenty- first century. Originating in longstanding visual traditions, including street crier prints and costume albums, these images share certain conventions as they seek to convey knowledge about different peoples. The genre of the type became widespread in the early modern period, developing into a global language of identity. The chapters explore diverse pictorial representations of types, customs, and dress in numerous media, including paintings, prints, postcards, photographs, and garments. Together, they reveal that the activation of typological strategies, including seriality, repetition, appropriation, and subversion has produced a universal and dynamic pictorial language. Typological images highlight the tensions between the local and the international, the specific and the communal, and similarity and difference inherent in the construction of identity. The first full- length study to treat these images as a broader genre, Visual Typologies gives voice to a marginalized form of representation. Together, the chapters debunk the classification of such images as unmediated and authentic representations, offering fresh methodological frameworks to consider their meanings locally and globally, and establishing common ground about the operations of objects that sought to shape, embody, or challenge individual and collective identities.

    Table of Contents



    Introduction to Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary: Local Contexts and Global Practices

    Tara Zanardi and Lynda Klich

    Repeating, Borrowing, and Serializing

    Fashion, Nation and Morality in English Allegorical Costume Prints, c. 1620-40

    Heather A. Hughes

    "Bodies of Work in the ancien régime: the Costumes Grotesques by Nicolas I de Larmessin"

    Sarah E. Buck

    The Color of the Orient: On Ottoman Costume Albums, European Print Culture, and Cross-Cultural Exchange

    Elisabeth Fraser

    On and off the Tram: Contemporary Types and Customs in Madrid’s Illustrated and Satirical Press (1874-1898)

    Vanesa Rodríguez-Galindo

    Staging Place

    Venice: City of Fashion and Power in Giacomo Franco’s Habiti d’huomini et donne venetiane (ca.1610) 78

    Eugenia Paulicelli

    Costuming the Empire: A Study on the Production of Tributary Paintings at the Qianlong Court in Eighteenth-Century China

    Yu-chih Lai

    Enrique Díaz’s Parade of Progress: Toward a Streamlined Mexican Future

    Denise Birkhofer

    Performing the Documentary

    "True Types of the London Poor": Street Life in London’s Transitional Typology

    Emily Kathryn Morgan

    The Myth of the Baiana in Nineteenth-Century Portrait Photography

    Maya Jiménez

    Circulating lo mexicano in Mauricio Yáñez’s Postcards

    Lynda Klich

    It is written in their faces: Seri women and facial painting in photography.

    Deborah Dorotinsky

    Materials of Typologies

    Fashioning a Nation. Military dress in Peruvian Independence, 1821-1822

    Natalia Majluf

    From Global Traveler to Costumbrista Motif: The Mantón de Manila and the Appropriation of the Exotic

    Tara Zanardi

    Cloth, Clothing, and Colonial Power: France and West Africa at the Expositions

    Victoria L. Rovine

    Against "Fashion-Time:" Bernhard Willhelm, Regional Folk Dress and the Contemporary

    Charlene K. Lau

    Unmasking Stereotypes

    Ambassadors à la turc: Assimilation and Dissimulation in Eighteenth-Century Images of French-Ottoman Diplomacy

    Ashley Bruckbauer

    The Transmediterranean Routes of Fashion: Between Material Expression and Artistic Representation

    Leyla Belkaïd-Neri

    Julio Galán and the Type: Fashioning a ‘Border’ Aesthetic

    Teresa Eckmann


    Tara Zanardi is Associate Professor of Art History, Hunter College, CUNY, USA.

    Lynda Klich is Assistant Professor of Art History, Hunter College, CUNY, USA.