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Title The efflorescence of caricature, 1759-1838 / edited by Todd Porterfield

Publ Info Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  NC1345 .E39 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-213) and index
Contents 1. Introduction. The efflorescence of caricature / Todd Porterfield -- Caricature on the edge of empire : George Townshend in Quebec / Dominic Hardy -- Early modern Dutch emblems and French visual satire : transfers of models across the eighteenth century / Pierre Wachenheim -- John Bull, liberty and wit : how England became caricature / Reva Wolf -- On bended knee : James Gillray's global view of courtly encounter / Douglas Fordham -- The light of wisdom : magic lanternists as truth-tellers in post-revolutionary France / Helen Weston -- The currency of caricature in revolutionary France / Richard Taws -- The public and the limits of persuasion in the age of caricature / Mike Goode -- Signifying shape in pan-European caricature / Robert L. Patten -- James Gillray, caricaturist and modernist artist avant la lettre / Christina Oberstebrink -- Musée de la caricature / Ségolčne Le Men
Note Searing disputes over caricature have recently sparked flames across the worldłthe culmination, not the beginning, of the story of one of modernity's definitive artistic practices. Modern visual satire erupts during a period marked by reform and revolution, by cohering nationalisms and expanding empires, and by the emerging discipline of art history. This has long been recognized as its Golden Age. It is time to look anew. --
In The Efflorescence of Caricature, 1759-1838, an international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational team of scholars reconfigures the geography of modern visual satire, as the expansive narrative reaches from North America to Europe, to China and the Ottoman Empire. Caricature's specific visual cultures are also laid bare, its iconographic means and material support, as well as the diverse milieu of its makingłthe military, the art academy, diplomacy, politics, art criticism, and popular entertainment. Some of its greatest practitionersłJames Gillray and Honore Daumierłare seen in a new light, alongside some of their far flung and opportunistic pastichers. Most trenchantly, assumptions about the consequences of caricature's rise come under intense scrutiny, interrogated for its cherished and long-vaunted civilizational claims on individual character, artistic supremacy, political liberty, and global domination. --Book Jacket
LC subject Caricature -- History -- 18th century
Caricature -- History -- 19th century
Art and society -- History -- 18th century
Art and society -- History -- 19th century
Add Author Porterfield, Todd B. (Todd Burke), 1960-
ISBN 9780754665915 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0754665917 (hardcover : alk. paper)