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Author Rauser, Amelia F. (Amelia Faye)

Title Caricature unmasked : irony, authenticity, and individualism in eighteenth-century English prints / Amelia Rauser.

Published Newark : University of Delaware Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  769.94209033 RAUS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 159 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Series The University of Delaware Press studies in seventeeth- and eighteenth-century art and culture
University of Delaware Press studies in 17th- and 18th- century art and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-154) and index.
Contents 1. Emblematism and Ideal Publicness -- The Emblematic Worldview -- Emblems: Ways of Reading -- Publicness and Personal Identity -- The Values of Publicness: Disinterestedness, Rationality, and Anonymity -- 2. Character or Caricature? -- The 1740s: The Patriot Unmasked -- Hogarth's Natural Characters -- The Gentleman Caricaturist: George Townshend -- The Backlash Against Caricature: The Case of John Wilkes -- 3. Caricature and Authenticity: Artifice, Masculinity, and the Macaroni -- Macaronis and Politeness -- Caricaturing the Macaroni -- West's Death of Wolfe and Reynolds's Portraits "As" -- Authentic Eccentricity -- 4. Caricature and Individualism: The Crisis in Representation -- Unmasking American Licentiousness -- Crises of Representation: Popular Sovereignty and Virtual Representation -- Physiognomy, Rhetoric, and the Search for Natural Language -- 5. Caricature and Irony: Aestheticism -- Embodiment, and Subjectivity -- The Aestheticization of Political Prints -- Irony and Unmasking -- Embodying the Nation -- Inventing John Bull -- Caricature: A Case Study of the Butcher-Kissing Duchess -- Epilogue: The Englishness of Caricature in Revolutionary France.
Summary "This book is the first to examine the meaning encoded in the very form of caricature, and to explain its rise as a consequence of the emergence of modernity, especially the modern self."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Prints, English -- 18th century.
Prints -- Social aspects -- England.
Caricature -- England -- History -- 18th century.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
ISBN 9780874139860 (alk. paper)
0874139864 (alk. paper)