London / New Castle: British Library / Oak Knoll Press, 2012,
First Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. 224 pp. British Library / Oak Knoll Press, Item #22396
Next in the Publishing Pathways series, Publishing the Fine and Applied Arts examines aspects of the relationship between the business of print and the practice of art and design across five centuries. Leading specialists explore the role played by the book trade in the diffusion of artistic and architectural theory, fashion, and practice. Other essays trace the impact of aesthetic trends and advances in the techniques of binding, color printing, and illustration on the appearance of books themselves. Among the topics discussed are the printed sources for decorative motifs in sixteenth-century churches, the publication history of the works of Andrea Palladio, and the evolution of drawing manuals in seventeenth-century England. Other subjects include the library formed by the architect Sir John Soane, developments in nineteenth-century art publishing, and the role of printed catalogues in documenting the acquisitions made by English collectors of paintings, sculpture, and antiquities. Essays are from Mirjam Foot, Malcolm Jones, Charles Hind, Meghan Doherty, Susan Palmer, Abraham Thomas, Rowan Watson, and Charles Sebag-Montefiore. The book is illustrated in color and black-and-white. New.
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