Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 0486237036

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Lush allegorical ladies, Grecian maids and Victorian maidens, Indians, Japanese, dancers, housewives, courtesans; women dancing, smiling, working, weeping, flirting — an unusually rich sourcebook of feminine poses and activities, costumes, clothing, everyday life, and much more. Images selected from rare issues of Leslie's Weekly, The London Illustrated News, The Graphic, and more. 488 illustrations.

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DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES MICROSCOPIC ART FORMS FROM THE PLANT WORLD, R. Anheisser. (0-486-46013-4) SNOW CRYSTALS, W. A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys. (0-486-20287-9) BESLER’S BOOK OF FLOWERS AND PLANTS: 73 FULL-COLOR PLATES FROM HORTUS EYSTETTENSIS, 1613, Basilius Besler. (0-486-46005-3) PLANTS AND FLOWERS: 1761 ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS, Edited by Alan E. Bessette and William K. Chapman. (0-486-26957-4) NATURAL ART FORMS, Karl Blossfeldt. (0-486-40003-4) ART FORMS IN

United States by Courier Corporation 23703623 www.doverpublications.com Table of Contents DOVER PICTORIAL ARCHIVE SERIES Title Page Copyright Page PUBLISHERS NOTE PUBLISHERS NOTE Wood engravings, with their crisp black-and-white lines, were popularized by Thomas Bewick at the end of the eighteenth century and quickly became the favored medium of mass reproduction of artwork in the nineteenth. While there were only about 20 wood engravers in the United States in 1838, by 1870

their number had swelled to about 400. Most of them earned their living by engraving illustrations for the great periodicals of the era, Harper’s Weekly and Leslie’s Illustrated foremost among them. With great skill the artists rendered sketches and photographs into precise illustrations. The medium admitted a wide variety of styles from simple, bold line drawings to those so carefully worked that the effect of gradation of tone was achieved, sometimes with an impressionistic feeling. By the

mid-1880s the means had become available for reproducing photographs as halftone illustrations, but they were both crude and expensive. It was not until the 1890s that the art of wood engraving began to be superseded by the new process. Ironically, now that the technique of the wood engraving has been largely lost, the popularity of these illustrations is reviving. Artists find the material widely adaptable to projects such as collage. Graphic designers are rediscovering how well the engravings

www.doverpublications.com Copyright © 1978, 1982 by Dover Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Women: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources is a new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1978. Second, revised edition published in 1982. DOVER Pictorial Archive SERIES This book belongs to the Dover Pictorial Archive Series. You may use the designs and illustration for graphics and crafts applications, free and without special permission,

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