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Author Hallett, Mark, 1965-

Title The spectacle of difference : graphic satire in the age of Hogarth / Mark Hallett
Published New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [1999]


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Description xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents Introduction: Two Satires -- 1. Pictures of Malice -- 2. Translations -- 3. Re-Reading A Harlot's Progress -- 4. Satire, Politics and Party -- 5. Satire and the Street: The Beaux Disaster -- 6. The Spectacle of Difference
Summary "In this original book, Mark Hallett offers a new perspective on English satirical prints of the first half of the eighteenth century, recovering their dual status as ambitious works of graphic art and as eloquent pictorial commentaries on urban culture and politics. Hallett examines the distinctive characteristics of graphic satire as an artistic genre and as a vehicle of social and political critique. He investigates a wide variety of the most important graphic satires of the period, from the celebrated engravings of William Hogarth to those of other inventive artists like John Sturt, Anthony, Walker, John June, Hubert Francois Gravelot and the two George Bickhams. He shows how contemporary satirists mixed the materials of high and low art to create hybrid and provocative images that dealt with a broad range of controversial issues, including alcoholism, the excesses of fashion, financial collapse, freemasonry, political corruption and prostitution."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Caricaturas Inglaterra Historia Siglo XVIII
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-253) and index
Subject Hogarth, William, 1697-1764.
Caricature -- England -- History -- 18th century -- Themes, motives.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Prints, English.
Author Durgin, Jean P., 1941-
LC no. 98047309
ISBN 0300077785 (cloth : alk. paper)
0786403411 (paperback)