PRINTS IN TRANSLATION, 1450-1750: IMAGE, MATERIALITY, SPACE. Ed. by Suzanne Karr Schmidt and Edward H. Wouk. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, 2016. Copyright 2017. Visual Culture in Early Modernity, 51. An Ashgate Book. 280 pp. with 119 ills. (23 col.). 25 x 17 cm. ISBN 9781472480125 In English.
Publisher's description: Printed artworks were often ephemeral, but in the early modern period, exchanges between print and other media were common, setting off chain reactions of images and objects that endured. Paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, musical or scientific instruments, and armor exerted their own influence on prints, while prints provided artists with paper veneers, templates, and sources of adaptable images. This interdisciplinary collection unites scholars from different fields of art history who elucidate the agency of prints on more traditionally valued media, and vice-versa. Contributors explore how, after translations across traditional geographic, temporal, and material boundaries, original 'meanings' may be lost, reconfigured, or subverted in surprising ways, whether a Netherlandish motif graces a cabinet in Italy or the print itself, colored or copied, is integrated into the calligraphic scheme of a Persian royal album. These intertwined relationships yield unexpected yet surprisingly prevalent modes of perception.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Graphic Arts (Prints), Several Media
Worldwide Number: 174509
Hardcover $149.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)