“Miss Gartside’s immediate eye”: an examination of Mary Gartside’s publications on colour between 1805 and 1808 in the context of illustrated colour literature and paint manuals of the early nineteenth century

Loske, Alexandra (2014) “Miss Gartside’s immediate eye”: an examination of Mary Gartside’s publications on colour between 1805 and 1808 in the context of illustrated colour literature and paint manuals of the early nineteenth century. In: Anderson, Wendy, Biggam, Carole P, Hough, Carole and Kay, Christian (eds.) Colour studies: a broad spectrum. Progress in Colour Studies . John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 380-396. ISBN 9789027212191

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Abstract

This chapter examines three publications by the English colour theorist Mary Gartside (active 1781–1809) with regard to their role as illustrated publications on the subject of colour. Gartside’s works are exemplary of a category of experimental illustrated books published shortly before the rise of lithography. In the early nineteenth century, authors and publishers were faced with the challenge of adequately representing concepts of colour in colour and relied largely on the work-intensive method of hand-colouring. These books are now rare and reflect a particular phase in print culture and in the material history of colour studies. The chapter closely examines Gartside’s books and sets them into the context of earlier, contemporary and later illustrated publications on colour.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Colour, Mary Gartside, George Field, Moses Harris
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Art History
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing. Design. Illustration > NC0950 Illustration
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND1470 Technique and materials
N Fine Arts > ND Painting > ND2889 Illuminating of manuscripts and books
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Depositing User: Alexandra Loske
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2015 07:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2015 07:51
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/52235
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