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The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century
Picture and Press
Edited by Laurel Brake and Marysa Demoor
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
15 Jan 2009
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In its launch number of May 1842 Britain's most successful illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated London News, crowed triumphantly 'For the past ten years we have watched with admiration and enthusiasm the progress of illustrative art, and the vast revolution which it has wrought in the world of publication….To the wonderful march of periodical literature it has given an impetus and rapidity almost coequal with the gigantic power of steam. It has converted blocks into wisdom, and given wings and spirit to ponderous and senseless wood. It has in its turn adorned, gilded, reflected, and interpreted nearly every form of thought'. As the essays in the present volume show the tone was entirely warranted. Design, graphics, illustrations became key to the popularity and, ultimately, survival of nineteenth-century periodicals.

The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century collects views and research by eminent experts in the field of Victorian periodicals on some of the most memorable nineteenth-century magazines and newspapers: the Northern Star, the Illuminated Magazine, Tailor and Cutter, the Gardener's Magazine and Dickens's ventures into editing Household Words and All the Year Round.


Description


In its launch number of May 1842 Britain's most successful illustrated weekly newspaper, the Illustrated London News, crowed triumphantly 'For the past ten years we have watched with admiration and enthusiasm the progress of illustrative art, and the vast revolution which it has wrought in the world of publication….To the wonderful march of periodical literature it has given an impetus and rapidity almost coequal with the gigantic power of steam. It has converted blocks into wisdom, and given wings and spirit to ponderous and senseless wood. It has in its turn adorned, gilded, reflected, and interpreted nearly every form of thought'. As the essays in the present volume show the tone was entirely warranted. Design, graphics, illustrations became key to the popularity and, ultimately, survival of nineteenth-century periodicals.

The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century collects views and research by eminent experts in the field of Victorian periodicals on some of the most memorable nineteenth-century magazines and newspapers: the Northern Star, the Illuminated Magazine, Tailor and Cutter, the Gardener's Magazine and Dickens's ventures into editing Household Words and All the Year Round.


Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Chronology
Introduction: Pictures and Press in the Nineteenth Century; L.Brake and M.Demoor
PART 1: 1800-1840 IMAGES IN DIVERSE TEXTUAL ENVIRONMENTS
The Illuminated Magazine and the Triumph of Wood Engraving; B.Maidment
Accurate dreams or illustrations of desire: Image and Text in the Gardener's Magazine (1826-44) edited by John Claudius Loudon; S.Dewis
Alaric 'Attila' Watts, the Fraser's Portrait Gallery, and William Maginn; D.E.Latané, Jr.
'The original to the life': portraiture and the Northern Star; M.Chase
PART 2: MID-CENTURY GRAPHICS: FICTION, FASHION, LABOUR AND LAYOUT
Man and Dog: Man and Dog: Text and Illustration in Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop; B.Gray
Elizabeth Gaskell: Journalism and Letters; J.Shattock
Among the Unknown Public: Household Words, All the Year Round and the mass-market weekly periodical in the mid-nineteenth century; L.Huett
Often Taken Where a Tract is Refused: T.B. Smithies, the British Workman, and the Popularisation of the Religious and Temperance Message; F.Murray
Seductive Visual Studies: Scientific Focus and Editorial Control in The Woman in White and All the Year Round; L.Garrison
Depicting Gentlemen's Fashions in the Tailor and Cutter, 1866-1900; C.Kent
PART 3: THE 1890S: CHANGING FACES, CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES
Science and the Timeliness of Reproduced Photographs in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press; J.Mussell
Aestheticism on the Cheap: Decorative Art, Art Criticism, and Cheap Paper in the 1890s; L.Hughes
Putting Women in the Boat in The Idler (1892-1898) and TO-DAY (1893-1897); A.Humpherys
Images of Englishness: The Daily Chronicle and 'Proposed Laureates' to Succeed Tennyson; E.H.Cohen
Index


Authors

LAUREL BRAKE is a Senior Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her research interests are in print culture, gender, computing in the humanities, and Walter Pater. Publications include Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (www. ncse.ac.uk) with Jim Mussell, Suzanne Paylor, and Mark Turner (2008) and Print in Transition (2001). With Marysa Demoor, she is currently editing the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism
 
MARYSA DEMOOR is Professor of English Literature at Ghent University, Belgium. Her recent publications include Their Fair Share: Women, Power and Criticism in the Athenaeum, from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 (2000) and Marketing the Author: Authorial Personae, Narrative Selves and Self-Fashioning, 1880-1930 (2004). With Laurel Brake she is currently working on the Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism.