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Title Reading books and prints as cultural objects / Evanghelia Stead, editor.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Series New directions in book history.
New directions in book history.
Subject Illustrated books -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Books -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Prints -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Material culture -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Europe -- Civilization -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Stead, Evanghélia,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 9, 2018).
Summary This volume contributes significantly to book, image and media studies from an interdisciplinary, comparative point of view. Its broad perspective spans medieval manuscripts to e-readers. Inventive methodology offers numerous insights into visual, manuscript and print culture: material objects relate to meaning and reading processes; images and texts are examined in varied associations; the symbolic, representational and cultural agency of books and prints is brought forward. An introduction substantiates methods and approaches, ten chapters follow along media lines: from manuscripts to prints, printed books, and e-readers. Eleven contributors from six countries challenge the idea of a unified field, revealing the role of books and prints in transformation and circulation between varying cultural trends, 'high' and 'low'.
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction: Evanghelia Stead -- Part I : Manuscripts as Cultural Objects -- Chapter 2. From Devotional Aids to Antiquarian Objects: The Prayer Books of Medingen -- Henrike Lahnemann -- Chapter 3. How to Read the "Andachtsbuchlein aus der Sammlung Bouhier" (Montpellier, BU Medecine, H 396)? On Cultural Techniques Related to a 14th-century Devotional Manuscript- Henrike Manuwald -- Chapter 4. "Otium et negotium". Reading Processes in Early Italian and German Humanism -- Michael Stolz -- Part II: Prints in Europe -- Chapter 5. The Fluidity of Images or the Compression of Media Diversity in Books: "Galeriewerke" and "Histoire Metallique" -- Christina Posselt-Kuhli -- Chapter 6. Change of Use, Change of Public, Change of Meaning. Printed Images Travelling through Europe -- Alberto Milano ( -- Part III: Printed Books: Media, Objects, Uses -- Chapter 7. The Promotion of the Heroic Woman in Victorian and Edwardian Gift Book -- Barbara Korte -- Chapter 8. "Pinocchio": an Adventure Illustrated over More than a Century (1883-2004) -- Giorgio Bacci -- Chapter 9. Illustration and the Book as Cultural Object: Arthur Schnitzler's Works in German and English Editions -- Norbert Bachleitner -- Chapter 10. Two Peas in a Pod: Book Sales Clubs and Book Ownership in the Twentieth Century -- Corinna Norrick-Ruhl -- Epilogue -- Chapter 11. E-Readers and Polytextual Critique: On some Emerging Material Conditions in the Early Age of Digital Reading -Stephan Packard.
ISBN 9783319538327 (electronic bk.)
3319538322 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1017098751
Additional Format Print version : 9783319538310.

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