Printing Colour 1700-1830 Conference

Scientific meeting

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Begins on: Tuesday 10 April 2018.
Ends on: Thursday 12 April 2018.
Location: London
Related institutions: Institute of English Studies
"Eighteenth-century book and print cultures are considered to be black and white (with a little red). Colour-printed material, like William Blake's visionary books and French decorative art, is considered rare and exceptional. However, recent discoveries in archives, libraries and museums are revealing that bright inks were not extraordinary. Artistic and commercial possibilities were transformed between rapid technical advances around 1700 (when Johannes Teyler and Jacob Christoff Le Blon invented new colour printing techniques) and 1830 (when the Industrial Revolution mechanised printing and chromolithography was patented). These innovations added commercial value and didactic meaning to material including advertising, books, brocade paper, cartography, decorative art, fashion, fine art, illustrations, medicine, trade cards, scientific imagery, texts, textiles and wallpaper... [more on the website]"
Related keywords: art history, colour printing, iconography, illustration technique, printed illustrations, text/image interactions