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The emblem has remained popular with artists and writers to the present day: William Blake in particular employed the device to illustrate themes of the child and childishness, and Robert Louis Stevenson in the 19th century and Ian Hamilton Finlay in the 20th transformed the emblem, using it in new and subversive ways. The text also detects an emblematic presence within the imagery of contemporary advertising.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781861891105
ISBN-10: 1861891105
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 148mm x 38mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 29-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Manning

John Manning is Professor of English at the University of Wales, Lampeter.

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