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The Resource The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen, (electronic resource)

The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen, (electronic resource)

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The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
Title
The origins of comics
Title remainder
from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
Statement of responsibility
Thierry Smolderen ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the popularly accepted "sequential art" definition of the comic strip, Smolderen instead wishes to engage with the historical dimensions that inform that definition. His goal is to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic strip, the highly recognizable species of picture stories that he sees crystallizing around 1900 in the United States. Featuring close readings of the picture stories, caricatures, and humoristic illustrations of William Hogarth, Rodolphe Töpffer, Gustave Doré, and their many contemporaries, Smolderen establishes how these artists were immersed in a very old visual culture in which images--satirical images in particular--were deciphered in a way that was often described as hieroglyphical. Across eight chapters, he acutely points out how the effect of the printing press and the mass advent of audiovisual technologies (photography, audio recording, and cinema) at the end of the nineteenth century led to a new twentieth-century visual culture. In tracing this evolution, Smolderen distinguishes himself from other comics historians by following a methodology that explains the present state of the form of comics on the basis of its history, rather than presenting the history of the form on the basis of its present state. This study remaps the history of this influential art form"--
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Smolderen, Thierry
Dewey number
741.5/9
LC call number
PN6710
LC item number
.S613 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Comics & Graphic Novels
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • ART / History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Label
The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 162-164) and index
Contents
William Hogarth: Readable Images -- Graffiti and Little Doodle Men -- The Arabesque Novels of Rodolphe Töpffer -- "Go, Little Book!" -- The Evolution of the Press -- A. B. Frost and the Photographic Revolution -- From the Label to the Balloon -- Winsor McCay: The Last Baroque
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001195953
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unknown
Isbn
9781617031496
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013024100
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001195953
Label
The origins of comics : from William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen ; translated by Bart Beaty and Nick Nguyen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 162-164) and index
Contents
William Hogarth: Readable Images -- Graffiti and Little Doodle Men -- The Arabesque Novels of Rodolphe Töpffer -- "Go, Little Book!" -- The Evolution of the Press -- A. B. Frost and the Photographic Revolution -- From the Label to the Balloon -- Winsor McCay: The Last Baroque
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001195953
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781617031496
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013024100
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001195953

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