The Saint-Aubin “Livre de caricatures” : drawing satire in eighteenth-century Paris
Sous la direction de Colin Jones, Juliet Carey et Emily Richardson.
Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, coll. "SVEC", 2012.
Prix : £70 / €90 / $120
EAN : 9780729410441.
Présentation de l'éditeur :
Among the less known treasures in the collections at Waddesdon Manor, the Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises is a remarkable work. This collection of comic and satirical drawings was created by a Parisian luxury embroiderer, Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin, at a time of rigid press censorship to entertain a small group of family and friends. For today’s reader the Livre provides not only a series of richly imaginative and varied drawings, but also a fascinating and intriguing commentary on pre-Revolutionary Paris.
In this first comprehensive study of the Livre de caricatures, which includes over 190 illustrations, an international team of scholars investigates the motivations and operations behind the making of the book, and the many facets of Parisian life that it illuminates.
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