Two texts, two hands, two looks-- contextual/bitextual - aesthetes, socialists, journalists-- quotation-- impression-- parody-- answering-- cross-dressing-- entr'acte.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is a detailed interdisciplinary analysis of the relationship between text and image in "Fin-de-Siecle" first editions ranging from elite "belles-lettres" to popular mass-market books. Focusing on the power relations embedded in bitextual relationships, the book explores the context in which illustrated books were produced and received, situating the dialogue between image and text within the period's cultural discourses and their preoccupations with sex, knowledge and power. This study, which offers fresh approaches to illustration theory and to critical interpretation of late-Victorian texts, is illustrated in black and white and should be of interest to literary scholars, Victorian scholars and art historians. (source: Nielsen Book Data)