Popular Prints & Imagery

Proceedings of an International Conference

Edited By Nils-Arvid Bringeus & Sten Ake Nilsson
December 2001
Royal Swedish Academy of Letters
ISBN: 9174023187
469 pages. Illustrated. 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 "
$87.50 Paper original

The study of popular prints and imagery has seen increased development in Euorpe since the 1960s especially in Germany and Scandinavia. A first attempt to bring together European scholars around the theme of mass-distributed pictures was held by Societe Internationle d'Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) in Lund, Sweden in 1984. In October 2000 the sixth conference, focusing on Popular Prints and Imagery, was orgnaized by the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the publisher Natur and Kultur.

In this volume 22 ethnologists and are historians from 11 different countries publish their contributions. The richly illustrated volume contains studies of pictures from the sixteenth century until today from Italy to Norway, from Holland to Russia. Some papers sketch the historical background, others give national examples of different kinds of production. Many others deal with motif studies and iconographical aspects. Together the papers, written in English and German, cover a broad field of research.


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