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

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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)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780754602798
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Historical Urban Studies
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii
General Editors' Preface x
Notes on Contributors xii
Preface xiv
Introduction 1
1 Rouen and its printers from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century 8
2 Lyons' printers and booksellers from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century 30
3 Gavarni's Parisian population reproduced 48
4 The literary dangers of the city: policing 'immoral books' in Berlin, 1850-80 71
5 Readers, browsers, strangers, spectators: narrative forms and metropolitan encounters in twentieth-century Berlin 88
6 Commercial spies and cultural invaders: the French press, Penetration Pacifique and xenophobic nationalism in the shadow of war 105
7 Neutrality under threat: freedom, use and 'abuse' of the press in Switzerland, 1914-19 132
8 The 'cultured city': the art press in Berlin and Paris in the early twentieth century 150
9 Text and image in the construction of an urban readership: allied propaganda in France during the Second World War 174
10 Structures of the typescript 191
Index 205
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