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Synopsis : "Patten consistently manages with great deftness to intertwine the personal and the historical, the strands of Cruikshank's life and those of his caricatures, illustrations, and moralities without a sign of jargon or pedantry. . . . This is a monumental life and works."--Ronald Paulson, The Johns Hopkins University"At last, an authoritative, exhaustively researched biography of one of nineteenth-century England's greatest popular artists! It will rescue him from the biographical obscurity in which he has dwelt and inspire a fresh estimate of his achievement as a rough-and-tumble caricaturist and prolific book illustrator."--Richard D. Altick, Ohio State UniversityThe etchings and wood engravings by George Cruikshank (1792-1878) recorded, commented on, and satirized his times to such an extent that they have been frequently used to represent the age. Cruikshank, a popular artist in the propaganda war against Napoleon, an ardent campaigner for Reform and Temperance, and the foremost illustrator of such classics as Grimms' Fairy Tales, Scott's novels, and Dickens's Oliver Twist, is known for his versatility, imagination, humor, and incisive images. His long life, marked by a ceaseless struggle to win recognition for his art, intersected with many of Britain's important political, social, and cultural leaders.Robert Patten provides the first documentary biography of Cruikshank. In this first volume of a two-volume work, which covers the artist's Regency caricatures and early book illustrations, Patten demonstrates the ways that Cruikshank was, as his contemporaries frequently declared, the Hogarth of the nineteenth century. Having reviewed over 8,500 unpublished letters and most of Cruikshank's 12,000 or more printed images, Patten gives a thorough and reliable account of the artist's career. He puts Cruikshank's achievement into a variety of larger contexts--publishing history, political and cultural history, the traditions of figurations practiced by Cruikshank's contemporaries, and the literary and social productions of nineteenth-century Britain.Published to coincide with the Fall 1992 bicentennial celebrations of the artist's birth, this biography provides both the general reader and the specialist with a wealth of new information conveyed in a lively, non-technical prose. Patten's book contributes to current investigation of the rich interactions between high art and low art, texts and pictures, politics and imagination.
Titre : George Cruikshank's Life, Times and Art - ...
Éditeur : Two volumes. Rutgers University, New Jersey. 1992 and 1996. First edition.
Reliure : Hardback.
Description du livre Rutgers, 1992. Hardcover. État : Used: Very Good. 2 Volume set. Hardcovers and dust jackets. Good bindings and covers. Clean, unmarked pages. Foxing to page ends of both volumes. Ships daily. N° de réf. du libraire 1706060025
Description du livre The Lutterworth Press, 1996. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. A 2 volume set. 1st edition hardbacks, 1992/1996. Original pictorial dustjackets fine. Yellow cloth gilt as new. Pages very clean & tight. No inscriptions. Illustrated. 495/656 pages. Originally priced at £114. A heavy set, extra postage costs may apply. Please note that we send overseas orders only via airmail, and charge accordingly. (Good news! Airmail to European destinations is cheaper than by sea). N° de réf. du libraire ABE-19176151714
Description du livre The Lutterworth Press, London. Hardcover. État : As New. Etat de la jaquette : As New. George Cruikshank (illustrateur). 1st Edition. The two volume set, both first UK editions, first impression. Both volumes are in 'as new' condition, not price clipped (no published prices), no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square, unopened, unread. Vol 1 published 1992, 495pp. Vol 2 published 1996, 657pp. Professor Robert Patten's magisterial account of the life and times of caricature artist George Cruikshank (1792-1878). The etchings and wood engravings of George Cruikshank recorded, commented on and satirised his times to such an extent that they have frequently been used to represent the age. Cruikshank was a popular artist in the propaganda war against Napoleon, an ardent campaigner for Reform and Temperance, and the foremost illustrator of such classics as 'Grimms' Fairy Tales', Scott's novels and Dickens. He was known for his versatility, imagination, humour and incisive images. His long life, marked by a ceaseless struggle to win recognition for his art, intersected with the lives of many of Britain's important political, social and cultural leaders. Having reviewed over 8500 unpublished letters and most of Cruikshank's 12000 or more printed images, Patten gives a thorough and reliable account of the artist's career. He puts Cruikshank's achievement into a variety of larger contexts, publishing history, political and cultural history, the traditions of figuration practised by Cruikshank's contemporaries, and the literary and social landscape of nineteenth century Britain. This biography provides both the general reader and the specialist with a wealth of new information conveyed in lively, non technical prose. Two heavy books, extra postage may be required. N° de réf. du libraire 004796
Description du livre The Lutterworth Press. État : Used - Like New. 1992. Hardcover. 2 Volumes. Volume 1 published in 1992, Volume 2 published in 1996. Fine. Dust Jacket is Fine. N° de réf. du libraire BR27039
Description du livre Rutgers Univ. Press 1992,1996, New Brunswick, 1992. Hardcover. État : F. Etat de la jaquette : F. 1st edition, 1st printings. 2 vols, 8vo, pumpkin cloth-covered bds, black titles on spines, both vols. virtually fine inside and out (prev. owner name top ffep vol. 1); Vol. 1 SIGNED and inscribed by author on dediction pg; each vol. with chronology near front; 81 b&w illus (vol.1) and 81 b&w illus (vol.2), pp.xxiii,495 incl. notes, gen. index and index Cruikshank's works; xvii,656 incl. notes, bibliography, gen. index and index Cruikshank's works; bright color-illus. dj's, fine in archival covers. Quite possibly the definitive work on George Cruikshank, loaded with illustrations. Fine copies of the two volumes, first printings and scarce SIGNED. Due to size and weight, there may be slightly increased shipping charges. N° de réf. du libraire 4440