William Henry Pyne and His Micro

William Henry Pyne and His Micro

by Harris Myers
     
 
The Microcosm is invaluable for the light it sheds on late 18th century and early 19th century country life. This biography will appeal to students of art and social history, to costume and art historians, and to anyone interested in how the people of England lived and worked before the age of machines and power.

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The Microcosm is invaluable for the light it sheds on late 18th century and early 19th century country life. This biography will appeal to students of art and social history, to costume and art historians, and to anyone interested in how the people of England lived and worked before the age of machines and power.

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Booknews
Pyne, born in London in 1770, was an artist, illustrator, and writer whose productive years coincided with the "golden age" of English colored books and with both an agrarian and industrial revolution. This biography reviews Pyne's life, his contributions to water-color painting and the illustrated book, and the social and historical content of his work. The prints he published in <-->all 121 of which are reproduced here<-->constitute a close look at 18th-century rural England, with detailed observations of everyday occupations and activities before industrialization. Distributed by Books International. 8.5x12<"> Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750912327
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 12.05(h) x 1.38(d)

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