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By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Paul Fyfe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

‘On the banks of the Thames it is a tremendous chapter of accidents.’ As Henry James surveys London in 1888, he sums up what had fascinated urban observers for a century: the random and even ... More


Perceptual Ephemera

Thomas Crowther and Clare Mac Cumhaill (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Most research in philosophy of perception has focused on the perceptual experience of three-dimensional, solid, bounded, and coherent material objects. But we also perceive such things as rainbows, ... More


‘The Most Beautiful Factory in the World’: the power of the garden image

Helena Chance

in The Factory in a Garden: A History of Corporate Landscapes from the Industrial to the Digital Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784993009
eISBN:
9781526124043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993009.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

An analysis of the extensive collections of photographs, illustrations, films and ephemera in company archives provides a fresh perspective on the factory gardens and parks. By means of illustrated ... More


The Antennal Sensilla of the Nymph of Ephemera Danica

Manuela Rebora and Elda Gaino

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the results of the first ultrastructural investigation of the sensilla of mayfly Ephemera danica using Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM). The findings ... More


The Learned Press: Printing for the University

Ian Gadd

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter surveys the works printed by the press for the University of Oxford. The book describes the published catalogues of the Bodleian Library and other collections in Oxford, an area of ... More


The Learned Press: Classics and Related Works

Ian Gadd

in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199557318
eISBN:
9780191772320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Economic History

Until the eighteenth century, the use of Latin dominated all aspects of academic life, providing a lingua franca for scholars in every subject across Europe, while Greek remained the door to the ... More


Oral Tradition as <i>A Tale of a Tub</i>: Jonathan Swift’s Oratorial Machines

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In 1695 the lapse of the Licensing Act ended prepublication censorship and restrictions on the number of presses. The decade that saw an exponential increase in the number of printers also saw the ... More


The armless artist and the lightning cartoonist: performing popular culture at the Crystal Palace <i>c</i>.1900

Ann Roberts

Kate Nichols and Sarah Victoria Turner (eds)

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

Discussions of art at the Crystal Palace have largely focussed on sculpture and architecture from the past contained in its Fine Arts Courts. This chapter explores the role of art via a different ... More


Deviant Properties: Street Observation Studies

Jordan Sand

in Tokyo Vernacular: Common Spaces, Local Histories, Found Objects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520275669
eISBN:
9780520956988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275669.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 4 centers on the activities of the Street Observation Studies Society, a group of artists, historians, and others who won a broad following with their documentation of overlooked and ... More


Items Ephemera of the Obelisk Press

in Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311017
eISBN:
9781846313684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313684.004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a list of ephemera published by the Obelisk Press. These include the flyers for Peter Neagoe's Storm and for Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, and printed postcard promoting ... More


Setting the Table

Christina Normore

in A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226242200
eISBN:
9780226242347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242347.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines previous art historical work on feasting, which either dismisses these events and their components as merely decorative or focuses on individual banquets in isolation. It ... More


A New and Profitable Branch of Trade Beyond the Boundaries of Respectability?

Mark E. Neely

in The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829868
eISBN:
9781469604909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876947_neely.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War era saw an explosion in the use of visual techniques in political campaigning, such as pictorial representations in torchlit parades. This chapter discusses the methods used by the ... More


Early Collectors and Modern Libraries

Kate van Orden

in Materialities: Books, Readers, and the Chanson in Sixteenth-Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199360642
eISBN:
9780199360666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360642.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter studies the collecting strategies of musicians, music teachers, academies, and bibliophiles such as Johann Georg von Werdenstein and Hans Heinrich Herwart. Estate inventories, archival ... More


Street Literature and the Remediation of Accident

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Accidents were favourite subjects for the enterprising publishers of broadsides and ballads—ephemeral publications that were often sung and sold on the streets themselves. Such street literature was ... More


Introducing American Information

James W. Cortada

in All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780190460679
eISBN:
9780190460709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introduction defines information and how it relates to knowledge and skills. It describes the types of information that exist, how it was used, and who used facts. There were facilitators and ... More


Objects and Ideas

Sarah Anne Carter

in Object Lessons: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Learned to Make Sense of the Material World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190225032
eISBN:
9780190908317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190225032.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 5 explores broader political, economic, psychological, literary, and intellectual meanings of the object lesson, presenting it as a key way of reasoning in and about nineteenth-century ... More


‘This terrible struggle with want of means’1: Behind the Scenes at the Cuala Press

Gifford Lewis

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume V: The Irish Book in English, 1891-2000

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199249114
eISBN:
9780191803383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199249114.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter documents the early years of Cuala Press, described as ‘the most important private press in the history of printing in Ireland’. More specifically, it examines the problems and ... More


A Tour of the Ephemeral

Thomas Crowther and Clare Mac Cumhaill

in Perceptual Ephemera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter gives a detailed overview of current debates and questions in the philosophy of perceptual ephemera. The chapter begins by identifying the notion of ‘the ephemeral’ that ... More


From Athens to Augsburg

Robin B. Barnes

in Astrology and Reformation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199736058
eISBN:
9780190250096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736058.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter sets the scene by examining the tremendous proliferation of astrological ideas and images in the cities of the Holy Roman Empire during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. ... More


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