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Author Goldstein, Carl
Title Print culture in early modern France : Abraham Bosse and the purposes of print / Carl Goldstein
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  NE650.B55 G624 2012    AVAILABLE    30530001139369
 Modern History Library  769.92 G624    AVAILABLE    30550100546868
Descript xvi, 221 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Note "In this book, Carl Goldstein examines the print culture of seventeenth-century France through a study of the career of Abraham Bosse, a well-known printmaker, book illustrator, and author of books and pamphlets on a variety of technical subjects. The consummate print professional, Bosse persistently explored the endless possibilities of print - single-sheet prints combining text and image, book illustration, broadsides, placards, almanacs, theses, and pamphlets. Bosse had a profound understanding of print technology as a fundamental agent of change. Unlike previous studies, which have largely focused on the printed word, this book demonstrates the extent to which the contributions of an individual printmaker and the visual image are fundamental to understanding the nature and development of early modern print culture"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
A printmaking revolution -- Scenes of everyday life -- Drama, theater, and prints -- Contingencies and contradictions -- The royal portrait -- Image and text: reading single-sheet prints -- Book illustrations -- Books and pamphlets
Subject Bosse, Abraham, 1602-1676 -- Criticism and interpretation
Prints, French -- 17th century
Printing -- France -- History -- 17th century
Arts and society -- France -- History -- 17th century
HISTORY / Europe / General bisacsh
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