Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Making the News in 18th-Century France (2012)


With an essay and catalogue entries by Stéphane Roy

92 pages, illustrated, soft cover


Roy writes, “Long before the Internet and advent of “social media,” even before the invention of photography…prints played a key role in the creation of modern political culture: prints helped people grasp the essence and significance of newsworthy events both near and far.” With 40 catalogue entries and 43 illustrations documenting prints and rare books made in France from 1770 to 1820, this scholarly publication offers new insights on art and ideas in the era of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution.