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Juan Antonio Fernandez Rivero deposited La fotografía en la obra de Gustavo Doré durante su viaje a España in the group History of Illustration and Illustration Studies on Humanities Commons 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Gustavo Doré is considered one of the great universal illustrators. Throughout his life he made a very extensive work highlighting especially the work done to illustrate the Bible, the Quixote and the Divine Comedy. In 1862 he embarked on a trip through Spain accompanied by hispanist Charles Davillier.…[Read more]
The discovery of a photo album of the nineteenth century, the Andalusian village of Adra, Albuñol, Berja, Dalias and Almeria itself, causes a thorough investigation into its origin and its authors link with the history of these towns.
Spanish abstract: El descubrimiento de un álbum con fotografías del siglo XIX, de las localidades almeríenses de…[Read more]
After the discoveries and experiences of Charles Wheatstone and David Brewster, the stereoscopic photography turns into a great industry from the second half of the decade of 1850. The photography in general and the stereoscopic especially had great influence in the iconographic world of his time and therefore also in the image or graphic…[Read more]
Jean Laurent, of French origin, opened a photography studio in Madrid in the mid-1850s. During the following decades, between 1860 and 1880, he consolidated the most important photographic company in the Spain of the nineteenth century, in the style of the great European photographic houses. His work encompassed a large collection of sights and…[Read more]
Illustration as part of art works has often been considered a form of low art, but as it has progressively become more developed, it has established a decent place in the art community. This paper focuses on how Indonesian punk artist succeed expanding the art of illustration in Indonesia as well as building local and global networking through…[Read more]
Gathering all this news about Charles Monney (París 1830-Madrid 1875) and delving into the details of his professional life have made us consider his contribution to Spanish photography in its first decades. A photographer whose beginnings are linked to the legendary group of passer-by pioneers, somewhat later but who reminds us of photographers…[Read more]
The two books of Robert M. Pirsig have been milestones for Design Theory through the development of a Metaphysics of Quality. This article analyses the design history of his two books that have been in print for more than 40 years. The editions range from cheap mass-market paperbacks to gilded collectors’ hardcovers. The underlying challenge for a…[Read more]
Regina Palm deposited All American Girls: Women Pin-Up Artists of the First Half of the Twentieth Century in the group History of Illustration and Illustration Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 7 months ago
While male illustrators including Alberto Vargas (1896–1982), George Petty (1894–1975), and Gil Elvgren (1914–1980) are synonymous with the field of early-twentieth-century pin-up art, there were in fact several women who also succeeded in the genre. Pearl Frush (1907–1986), Zoë Mozert (1907–1993), and Joyce Ballantyne (1918–2006) each establi…[Read more]
Christopher Lukasik started the topic CFP Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now in the discussion History of Illustration and Illustration Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 8 months ago
Norman Rockwell Museum Announces Call for Papers for Rockwell Center Symposium November 1, 2018 Deadline for Proposals Examining Illustration Across Media: Ninenteenth Century to Now Stockbridge, MA, October 15, 2018—Norman Rockwell Museum’s Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies and the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washing…[Read more]
This paper offers a synthesis and critique of the existing academic literature on Gene Luen Yang’s AAmerican Born Chinese and an overview of Asian American alternative comics. It examines the range of literary and linguistic sources which Yang draws upon in his collage of Chinoiserie and Japonism. It presents the argument that existing criticism h…[Read more]