WorldCat Identities

Yousif, Keri

Works: 2 works in 18 publications in 1 language and 370 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: NC980.5.G67, 745.67441
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Most widely held works by Keri Yousif
Balzac, Grandville, and the rise of book illustration by Keri Yousif( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining how the rise of book illustration affected the historic hegemony of the word, Keri Yousif explores the complex literary and artistic relationship between the novelist Honoré de Balzac and the illustrator J.J. Grandville during the French July Monarchy (1830-1848). Both collaborators and rivals, these towering figures struggled for dominance in the Parisian book trade at the height of the Romantic revolution and its immediate aftermath. Both men were social portraitists who collaborated on the influential encyclopedic portrayal of nineteenth-century society, 'les français peints par eux-mêmes'. However, their collaboration soon turned competitive with Grandville's publication of Scènes de la vie privée et publique des animaux, a visual parody of Balzac's Scènes de la vie privée. Yousif investigates Balzac's and Grandville's individual and joint artistic productions in terms of the larger economic and aesthetic struggles within the nineteenth-century arena of cultural production
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.29 for Balzac, Gr ... to 0.96 for Face to fa ...)

English (18)