The teaching of illustration has been an important element in the curriculum at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. The Central Saint Martin’s Museum Collection initiated this project, supported by AHRC grants, to present the historical development of illustration and its teaching. Examples from the Museum collection were used to illustrate this project and presented at an exhibition in 2005. The exhibition catalogue, published by The Herbert Press, offered an opportunity to examine this material in detail. My own contribution was to look at the relationship between illustration, publicity and advertising throughout the 20th century and especially with regard to the transformation of commercial art. The historical development of these relations revealed the significance of lithography as the dominant technology of the commercial print environment during the 20th century. The special skills of lithographic drawing were shown to be a specialised interaction of drawing skill and technology. This was presented as exemplifying a tradition opposed to the brutal simplifications of economy imposed by traditional commercial considerations.
|Type of Research:||Book Section|
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design|
|Deposited By:||INVALID USER|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2009 22:59|
|Last Modified:||22 Mar 2013 15:44|