The Moxon Tennyson: A Landmark in Victorian Illustration - Series in Victorian Studies (Hardback)
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The Moxon Tennyson: A Landmark in Victorian Illustration - Series in Victorian Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 19/01/2021
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Cooke's analysis of this milestone Victorian publication reveals the fluctuating harmony and dissonance between Tennyson's poems and their illustrations, the technical challenges and occupations involved in its manufacture, its readers' contemporary reception, and its subsequent influence as a variously revered and reviled publication.

Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780821424261
Number of pages: 254
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm


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"Well-researched and highly readable, Cooke's richly illustrated book harmonizes two schools of illustration, deftly examines image and word, and skillfully reads the conventional and innovative aspects of Tennyson's poetry, making a significant contribution to the growing field of illustration studies." -- Catherine J. Golden, author of Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book
"Lavishly illustrated, The Moxon Tennyson by Simon Cooke makes important contributions to studies of Tennyson, print culture, and Victorian visuality. Cooke challenges prior scholarship's focus on Tennyson's Pre-Raphaelite illustrators, instead including all Tennyson's illustrators in his illuminating, interactive assessment of poetry, printing, and Victorian art in this 1857 publishing landmark." -- Linda K. Hughes, coeditor of Replication in the Long Nineteenth Century: Re-makings and Reproductions
"Simon Cooke focuses his very considerable erudition concerning Victorian illustration in this new book-length study of the Moxon Tennyson of 1857. Eschewing traditional interpretations of the Moxon Tennyson as a landmark of Pre-Raphaelite illustration, Cooke argues for a shared idiom among the eight artist collaborators. The five chapters of the book provide lenses for refractions of this argument, culminating in Cooke's claim that the Moxon Tennyson was a 'workshop of new creative attitudes for book illustration' and a turning point in the history of illustration itself. Throughout this study, Cooke's deep knowledge of book production and illustrative techniques shines, as does his clearly written prose. Lavishly illustrated, this edition generously reproduces many of the illustrations that underpin Cooke's detailed argument." -- Lisa Surridge, University of Victoria

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