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in Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in the Era of Print Saturation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226469140
eISBN:
9780226469287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226469287.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter is an examination of printed images. For much of the period between 1600 and 1900, intaglio engraving was a dominant mode of image transmission. Engraving, in fact, played a role in ... More


The Inflationary Crisis and the Reforms of 1577

Jotham Parsons

in Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451591
eISBN:
9780801454981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451591.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter considers how the French government resolved the problem of inflation in France. Beginning in the mid-1560s, the government began to seek expert advice from outside the circles of ... More


William Hogarth: Readable Images

Thierry Smolderen

in The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617031496
eISBN:
9781621039921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031496.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the work of the eighteenth-century English painter and engraver William Hogarth, who originated the conception of drawing as a form of writing. Hogarth's readable images ... More


“From the Burin of an American Artist”: Artistic Production in the 1830s And 1840s

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that magazines served as a significant medium for the widespread distribution of American art. It adds that as periodicals used commissioned original artworks, magazines ... More


“A Mezzotint in Every Number”: Battling For Embellishers, Battling Over Art

Cynthia Lee Patterson

in Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines competition between the magazines Godey’s Lady’s Book, Graham’s Lady’s and Gentleman’s Magazine, Peterson’s Magazine, and Sartain’s Union Magazine, in securing engravers. Both ... More


The Manufactured Map, 1790–1830: Centralization and Integration from Mathew Carey to John Melish

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The symbolic and social value of maps changed irreversibly at the turn of the nineteenth century when Mathew Carey and John Melish introduced the business model of the manufactured map. During the ... More


How the marine chronometer was made

Jonathan Betts

in Marine Chronometers at Greenwich: A Catalogue of Marine Chronometers at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199641383
eISBN:
9780191845604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641383.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter describes the fascinating and highly skilled process of manufacture of a 19th century English marine chronometer. It covers the complete practice, from the sourcing of the raw materials ... More


Round Hand Character

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

England occupies a particular place in the history of handwriting because the round hand developed by eighteenth-century writing masters is the ancestor of modern handwriting. A clear, legible hand ... More


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