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The Moxon Tennyson: A Landmark in Victorian Illustration
by Simon Cooke
Ohio University Press, 2021
Cloth: 978-0-8214-2426-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8214-4697-3
Library of Congress Classification PR5588.C66 2021
Dewey Decimal Classification 821.8

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A new perspective on a book that transformed Victorian illustration into a stand-alone art.


Edward Moxon’s 1857 edition of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Poems dramatically redefined the relationship between images and words in print. Cooke’s study, the first book to address the subject in over 120 years, presents a sweeping analysis of the illustrators and the complex and challenging ways in which they interpreted Tennyson’s poetry. This book considers the volume’s historical context, examining in detail the roles of publisher, engravers, and binding designer, as well as the material difficulties of printing its fine illustrations, which recreate the effects of painting. Arranged thematically and reproducing all the original images, the chapters present a detailed reappraisal of the original volume and the distinctive culture that produced it.



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