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The Resource Art and work : a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s, Angela E. Davis

Art and work : a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s, Angela E. Davis

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Art and work : a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s
Title
Art and work
Title remainder
a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Angela E. Davis
Title variation
Social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book is a history of the development of commercial illustration and the graphic arts industry in Canada from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s. It suggests that the foundations of Canadian art and a Canadian popular culture rest not only within the European traditions of fine art but also with the work of those artists who practised in the commercial environment of the early graphic arts houses
  • It is also a history of a type of "work" that was new during this period. The mechanized reproduction of art works in the nineteenth century meant that artists found themselves within an industrial atmosphere similar to that of other workers. This history traces the beginning of that process in England, follows its transference to Canada, and demonstrates how illustrators, engravers, photo-engravers, and lithographers became part of an increasingly commercially oriented industry. It was an industry of major importance in the fields of printing and new forms of advertising, but it was also an industry that led to a change in status for the members of its work force who considered themselves to be artists
  • The study is not concerned with aesthetic values of works of art or with the impact that commercially produced art work has had on consumer culture. Rather, it seeks to understand artists as workers, and work itself, within the changing commercial and industrial milieu of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Canada
Cataloging source
MUX
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1926-1994
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Angela E.
Dewey number
331.7/617416/0971
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NC998.6
LC item number
.D283 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graphic arts
  • Printing industry
  • Art and industry
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • ART
  • Art and industry
  • Graphic arts
  • Printing industry
  • Canada
  • Grafische industrie
  • Arbeid
  • Druckindustrie
  • Sozialgeschichte 1750-1950
  • Kanada
Label
Art and work : a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s, Angela E. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-180) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Social History and the Graphic Arts Industry -- 2. The English Inheritance: Artists, Engravers, and the Separation of the Arts -- 3. Transferring the Traditions: Visitors and Immigrants -- 4. Changing Patterns of Work: Engravers and Photo-engravers, 1870-1914 -- 5. Changing Perceptions of Art: Artists and Commercial Artists, 1870-1914 -- 6. Business and Art in Western Canada: The Spread of Commercial Ideas -- 7. Factors for Change: Labour and Art, 1914-1940 -- 8. Conclusion: Social History and Popular Culture
Control code
180704338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages, [12] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565241
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt83rps0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)180704338
Label
Art and work : a social history of labour in the Canadian graphic arts industry to the 1940s, Angela E. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-180) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Social History and the Graphic Arts Industry -- 2. The English Inheritance: Artists, Engravers, and the Separation of the Arts -- 3. Transferring the Traditions: Visitors and Immigrants -- 4. Changing Patterns of Work: Engravers and Photo-engravers, 1870-1914 -- 5. Changing Perceptions of Art: Artists and Commercial Artists, 1870-1914 -- 6. Business and Art in Western Canada: The Spread of Commercial Ideas -- 7. Factors for Change: Labour and Art, 1914-1940 -- 8. Conclusion: Social History and Popular Culture
Control code
180704338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 187 pages, [12] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773565241
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt83rps0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)180704338

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