Balzac, Grandville, and the Rise of Book Illustration


Keri Yousif

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 212 pages

File size: 6.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

How the rise of book illustration affected the historic hegemony of the word is the topic of Keri Yousif’s study of the complex relationship between the novelist Honore de Balzac and the illustrator J. J. Grandville. As Yousif shows, the industrialisation of the illustrated book spawned a triadic relationship between publisher, writer and illustrator that transformed the book from a product of individual genius to a cooperative and commercial affair.