Printed Matters: Printing, Publishing and Urban Culture in Europe in the Modern Period

Printed Matters: Printing, Publishing and Urban Culture in Europe in the Modern Period

by Malcolm Gee, Tim Kirk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754602796

ISBN-13: 9780754602798

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Gee (art history, U. of Northumbria) and Kirk (history, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) have edited ten papers on the effect of the printing industry on urban culture in modern Europe. The papers consider issues of the influence of the press in Switzerland during WWI, the art press in Berlin and Paris in the early 20th century, 19th-century immoral books in Berlin, the

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Gee (art history, U. of Northumbria) and Kirk (history, U. of Newcastle upon Tyne) have edited ten papers on the effect of the printing industry on urban culture in modern Europe. The papers consider issues of the influence of the press in Switzerland during WWI, the art press in Berlin and Paris in the early 20th century, 19th-century immoral books in Berlin, the effect of the printing industry in Lyon and Rouen from the 15th-19th century, and allied propaganda during WWII in France. The contributors are historians and art historians in the US, the UK, France, and Australia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754602798
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Historical Urban Studies
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
General Editors' Prefacex
Notes on Contributorsxii
Prefacexiv
Introduction1
1Rouen and its printers from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century8
2Lyons' printers and booksellers from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century30
3Gavarni's Parisian population reproduced48
4The literary dangers of the city: policing 'immoral books' in Berlin, 1850-8071
5Readers, browsers, strangers, spectators: narrative forms and metropolitan encounters in twentieth-century Berlin88
6Commercial spies and cultural invaders: the French press, Penetration Pacifique and xenophobic nationalism in the shadow of war105
7Neutrality under threat: freedom, use and 'abuse' of the press in Switzerland, 1914-19132
8The 'cultured city': the art press in Berlin and Paris in the early twentieth century150
9Text and image in the construction of an urban readership: allied propaganda in France during the Second World War174
10Structures of the typescript191
Index205

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