Satire, Prints and Theatricality in the French Revolution - Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 2016:10 (Paperback)Claire Trevien (author)
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Following an account of the historical and social contexts of Revolutionary printmaking, the author analyses over 50 works, incorporating scenes such as street singers and fairground performers, unsanctioned Revolutionary events, and the representation of Revolutionary characters in hell. Through analysing these depictions as an ensemble, focusing on style, vocabulary, and metaphor, Claire Trevien shows how prints were a potent vehicle for capturing and communicating partisan messages across the political spectrum. In spite of the intervening centuries, these prints still retain the power to evoke the Revolution like no other source material.
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Number of pages: 324
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 21 mm
`Claire Trevien's interdisciplinary exploration of the political and visual terrain between the stage and satirical prints in the French Revolution is both imaginative and path-breaking. It opens up new perspectives on the confluence of some of the most striking visual expressions of Revolutionary culture.'
- Colin Jones, Queen Mary University of London
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