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Author Johnson, W. McAllister,
Title Versified prints : a literary and cultural phenomenon in eighteenth-century France / W. McAllister Johnson.
Imprint Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2015.

Author Johnson, W. McAllister,
Subject Prints, French -- 18th century.
French poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Art and literature -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 131 pages, 112 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-115) and indexes.
Contents The phenomenon defined -- Methodological issues -- Poetry as cultural expression in prints -- Case studies of text versus image -- Cautionary notes.
Summary "The term 'versified prints' is used to describe images that are accompanied by poetic explanatory text. They were immensely popular and diffused throughout Europe in the eighteenth century, and many were shown at the Salon du Louvre. Although not all print verses are signed, their authors include occasional poets and members of the Académie Fran̨caise. These prints remain among the most accessible documents for the study of art and society, but have never been examined before for their historical and cultural context. With 112 full-page reproductions, Versified Prints offers an engaging and informative introduction to these intriguing works. W. McAllister Johnson's guide discusses print production, the nature of sources, and the relationship and transformations in both text and images. Proposing a typology and methodology for this artistic phenomenon, Versified Prints enhances our knowledge of this fascinating new area of research and lays the groundwork for future studies."--Publisher's website.
Note Includes some text in French.
ISBN 9781442665989 (electronic bk.)
144266598X (electronic bk.)
9781442642850 (print)
OCLC # 906190424
Additional Format Print version: 9781442642850

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