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Editorial

McCannon, Desdemona ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4000-8766 (2014) Editorial. Journal of Illustration, 1 (2). pp. 173-175. ISSN Print: 2052-0204 Online: 2052-0212

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Abstract

The facts are really not at all like fish on the fishmonger’s slab. They are like fish swimming about in a vast and sometimes inaccessible ocean; and what the historian catches will depend, partly on chance, but mainly on what part of the ocean he chooses to fish in and what tackle he chooses to use – these two factors being, of course, determined by the kind of fish he wants to catch. By and large, the historian will get the kind of facts he wants. History means interpretation. (Carr 1961) This second issue of the Journal of Illustration contains articles that are all engaged with the problemsinherent in writing histories – mapping the subject terrain, naming and claiming territories of knowledge, finding the tools to describe the field and interpret it productively. The scholarly scrutiny of what illustration is, its social and cultural significance, and the many forms in which it is manifest is still relatively new, and it is heartening to see networks emerging from within the humanities as well as art and design faculties,1 under the aegis of ‘print culture’. In the previous issue of the Journal ofIllustration we looked at the ways in which illustration could be seen as participating in a legacy of traditional popular art, rooted in pre-industrial, rural cultures, a functional, craft-based, artisanal and pragmatic art form. In this issue the idea of illustration is framed by the affordances of print, and ways of understanding the nexus of materiality, knowledge and print production, publishers, writers and audiences within which illustration operates.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: editorial, illustration, illustration research, visual arts
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Divisions (2019 and before) > Academic Departments > Institute of Humanities and Creative Arts
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Depositing User: Desdemona Mccannon
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2019 11:25
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2019 11:25
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/8368

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