Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel by Janine BarchasGraphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel by Janine Barchas

Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century Novel

byJanine Barchas

Paperback | November 27, 2008

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The uniformity of graphic design in contemporary paperback and critical editions of the eighteenth-century novel no longer conveys the visual appeal of early editions. Janine Barchas explains how the novel's material embodiment as printed book rivalled its narrative content in diversity and creativity in the first half of the eighteenth century. Prose writers such as Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and Henry and Sarah Fielding experimented with the novel's physical appearance from the beginning of its emergence in Britain.
Title:Graphic Design, Print Culture, and the Eighteenth-Century NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.67 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521090571

ISBN - 13:9780521090575

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; 1. Expanding the literary text: a textual studies approach; 2. The frontispiece: counterfeit authority and the author portrait; 3. The title page: advertisement, identity, and deceit; 4. Clarissa's musical score: a novel's politics engraved on copper plate; 5. The space of time: graphic design and temporal distortion; 6. Sarah Fielding's David Simple: a case study in the interpretive significance of punctuation; 7. The list and index: a culture of collecting imprints upon the novel.

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"...this is a work of great subtlety and considerable insight that should be of interest to all students of book culture. It is both an accessibly written and amusing account of its subject's rich profusion of typefaces, fleurons, rules, title pages, frontispieces, indexes, and lists." - Victorian Periodicals Review, Robert Grant, University of Kent