The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises

Project start date: 2007-04 Project end date: 2010-03
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.
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2d scanning and photographyData capture
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Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
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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.
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Critical online edition of an eighteenth-century book of caricatures, 'Livre des caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises'.
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Open Access
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UK HE institutions involved:
Queen Mary, University of London
University of London

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Principal staff member:Colin Jones, Pippa Shirley, Juliet Carey
Other staff:Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)
External expertise:From within QMUL from the Arts computing unit; from Waddesdon Manor through their technical team


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Author(s) of recordColin Jones
TitleThe Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises
Record created2010-11-22
Record updated2010-11-22 14:41
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2329
Citation of recordColin Jones: The Saint-Aubins' 'Book of Arses': The Livre de Caricatures tant bonnes que mauvaises. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/2329> created: 2010-11-22, last updated 2010-11-22 14:41

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