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Visual Rhetoric and Early Modern English Literature (Paperback) (Katherine Acheson)

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Early modern printed books are copiously illustrated with charts, diagrams, and other kinds of images that represent systems of thought and ways of doing things. Visual Rhetoric and Early Modern English Literature shows how these images fostered what Elizabeth Eisenstein called brainwork related to concepts of space, truth, art, and nature, and reveals their importance to poetry by Andrew Marvell and John Milton, and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko. The genres of illustration considered in this book include military strategy and tactics, garden design, instrumentation, Bibles, scientific schema, drawing instruction, natural history, comparative anatomy, and Aesop’s Fables. The argument produces unique insights into the ways in which visual rhetoric affected verbal expression, and the book develops novel methods of using printed images as evidence in the interpretation of the rich, strange, and beautiful literature of early modern England.
Number of Pages: 186
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Material Readings in Early Modern Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Katherine Acheson
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2016
TCIN: 52363148
UPC: 9781138259850
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-9707

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