Facing the Text

Facing the Text: Extra-Illustration, Print Culture, and Society in Britain 1769–1840

Written by:Lucy Peltz
Format:424 pages, 11 1/4 x 10 inches, hardcover
Release Date:2017-03-31

Price: $150

About this Book

Facing the Text is essential for understanding the nature, popularity, and meanings of extra-illustration in the long eighteenth century and its place in the history of print culture. Lucy Peltz explores the practice in relation to the popularization of antiquarianism, the commercialization of print culture, the reception of engraved portraiture, and the rise of the amateur, the collector, and the connoisseur.

About the Author

Lucy Peltz is Senior Curator of Eighteenth-Century Collections and Head of Collection Displays (Tudor to Regency) at the National Portrait Gallery, London.


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