The business of satirical prints in Late-Georgian England

Baker, James (2017) The business of satirical prints in Late-Georgian England. Palgrave studies in the history of the media . Palgrave Macmillan, London. ISBN 9783319499888

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Abstract

The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England is a book about English single sheet satirical prints published 1780-1820, the people who made those prints, and the businesses that sold them. It explores how these objects were made, how they were sold, and how both the complexity of that making and the necessity to sell shaped and constrained the satiric content these objects contained. It argues that production, sale, and environment are crucial to understanding late-Georgian satirical prints. A majority of these prints were, after all, published in London and were therefore woven into the commercial culture of the Great Wen. Because of that city and that culture, the activities of the many individuals involved in transforming a single satirical design into a saleable and commercially viable object were underpinned by a nexus of making, selling, and consumption. And so neglecting any one part of this nexus does a disservice both to the late-Georgian satirical print, these most beloved objects of British art, and to the story of their late-Georgian apotheosis – a story that develops in The Business of Satirical Prints in Late-Georgian England not through the designs these objects contained but rather through those objects and the designs they contained in the making.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Humanities Lab
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain
Depositing User: James Baker
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 14:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62369
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