Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters, and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France

Parallel Lines: Printmakers, Painters, and Photographers in Nineteenth-Century France

by Stephen Bann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300089325

ISBN-13: 9780300089325

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

"The nineteenth century was a remarkable period in art history during which the practices of painting, printmaking and photography intersected in new and unexpected ways. Massive changes in the technology of reproduction took place, and France in particular became a leading testing ground for new printing and photographic techniques. This illustrated book investigates…  See more details below

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"The nineteenth century was a remarkable period in art history during which the practices of painting, printmaking and photography intersected in new and unexpected ways. Massive changes in the technology of reproduction took place, and France in particular became a leading testing ground for new printing and photographic techniques. This illustrated book investigates for the first time the complex and lively interactions between painting, print-making and photography in France during the 1800s. Cultural historian Stephen Bann explores why rising reproductive media did not supplant traditional modes and how, instead, printmakers, photographers and painters influenced and inspired each other's work, together creating a visual culture of unique richness and breadth." "The book focuses especially on pictorial reproduction involving painting, printmaking and photography in combination. Bann includes in the discussion the interweaving careers of Ingres and such contemporary painters as Vernet and Delaroche, such printmakers as lithographer Nicolas Charlet and engraver Luigi Calamatta and such pioneering photographers as Niepce, Daguerre and Robert Bingham. Setting the nineteenth-century issues of reproduction in the context of art history and theory, Bann also offers insights into the nature of art reproduction in our own era of radically changing reproduction technology."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
9780300089325
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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