Pen and Print: communication in the eighteenth century

Archer, Caroline and Dick, Malcolm (2018) Pen and Print: communication in the eighteenth century. Eighteenth Century Worlds . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. (In Press)

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Abstract

In his preface to Paradise Lost (1758), John Baskerville, writing master and printer, described himself as ‘an admirer of the beauty of letters’ with a practical interest in the relationship between the written and printed word. This proposal takes his phrase as a starting point to explore different dimensions surrounding the production, distribution and consumption of both private and public letters, words and texts during the long eighteenth century (c. 1688-1820). In combination, the proposed papers consider how the processes of both writing and printing contributed to the creation of cultural identity and taste, assisted in the spread of knowledge and furthered both personal and national political, economic, social and cultural change in Britain and the wider world. Collectively the papers provide an original narrative on the nature of communication in the eighteenth century and together they bring fresh perspectives on printing history, print culture and the literate society of the Enlightenment.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P400 Publishing
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Visual Communication
Depositing User: Caroline Archer-parr Parre
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 11:39
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5397

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