Graven Images: The Art Of The Woodcut by Jon CrabbGraven Images: The Art Of The Woodcut by Jon Crabb

Graven Images: The Art Of The Woodcut

byJon Crabb

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

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The invention of the printing press led to an explosion of cheap printed materials in the 16th and 17th centuries. Ballads were no longer limited to oral tradition, agitators no longer confined to the soapbox. Mass communication was now possible. The broadsides pasted on walls and disseminated among the masses, together with the written ballads hawked at street corners, represented the zeitgeist of popular culture in early modern Britain. Frequently designed in "blackletter" gothic type and accompanied with distinctive woodcut illustrations, this dynamic, lively form encompassed the obsessions and characteristic humor of the times. This beautifully designed book highlights some of the most striking and amusing examples from the British Library’s collections and provides brief commentary on the political and social background of the times. Frequent topics of illustration include monsters, witches, criminals, drinking, war and politics.
Jon Crabb is an editor and writer based in London.
Title:Graven Images: The Art Of The WoodcutFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:British Library PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:071235672X

ISBN - 13:9780712356725

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