The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises
Grant Holder: Professor Colin Jones
The project is focussed on a highly unusual book of eighteenth-century caricatures, the 'Livre de caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises', composed between the 1740s and the 1770s by the Saint-Aubin brothers and associates.
The Project aims to digitise the volume (which contains 387 pages) and to place it on the web in the form of a critical edition.
|Project start date: 2007-04||Project end date: 2010-03|
|2d Scanning and photography||Data capture|
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created:
Still Image/Graphics, Text
Source material used:
Unusual eighteenth-century book of caricatures, 'Livre des caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises' which is held at Waddesdon Manor. The book is a collective entreprise, composed by the Saint-Aubin brothers, notably Charles-Germain, and appears to have been composed between the 1740s and 1770s. It was familiarly known as their livre de culs ('book of arses'), and is shot through with an irreverent and sometimes politically dangerous humour.
Digital resource created:
Critical online edition of an eighteenth-century book of caricatures, 'Livre des caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises'.
Access to digital resource:
None as yet
Institutions affiliated with this project:
|UK HE institutions involved:|
|University of London|
|Queen Mary, University of London|
Project staff and expertise:
|Principal staff member:||Colin Jones, Pippa Shirley, Juliet Carey|
|Other staff:||Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)|
|Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record|
|Author(s) of record||Colin Jones|
|Title||The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises|
|Record updated||2010-11-22 14:41|
|URL of record||http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2329|
|Citation of record||Colin Jones: The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises.|
created: 2010-11-22, last updated 2010-11-22 14:41