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Illustrated Periodicals of the 1860s (hardback)

Published Date:
June 2010
British Library Publishing
Bibliographic Details:
Hardback, 224 pages, 273 x 182 mm, 123 black and white illustrations
Simon Cooke
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The 1860s are considered the 'Golden Age' of illustrated periodicals, a time when the 'knockabout' humour of the 1840s, which was dominated by illustrators such as Cruikshank, Doyle and Phiz, gave way to a more considered style grounded in serious artistic principles, allowing for deeper expression and emotion in artistic output. Illustrated Periodicals of the 1860s provides a new and informative approach to the study of 'sixties' periodicals, revealing the previously unstudied area of the complex interrelationships between the various parties involved in the production of these magazines: publishers, editors, artists, engravers and authors. The book considers the effects of these relationships on creative output, both artistic and literary, and in so doing provides a detailed, historical reconstruction of the essential character of the periodicals of that era. The book includes over 120 reproductions of engravings and preparatory drawings, almost all of them original size.

About the Author
Simon Cooke has written widely on the subject of Victorian art and literature.

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