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History of Art and Architecture Gilkey Lecture: Worldmaking in Aquatint

Monday, February 24 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Lawrence Hall, 115
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

Over the span of fifty years, roughly 1780-1830, a new printmaking medium called aquatint became the preferred choice for representations of travel by British artists and publishers. How did this new medium shape the way that Britons saw the world and their place within it? What can we learn from these prints, which were produced in an age of dramatic imperial expansion?

This talk by Douglas Fordham, University of Virginia, examines the relationship between print medium and imperial message, and the role that a new book format, the aquatint travel book, played in this dialogue.


Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Free


College of Design, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, New Students, Alumni

Co-Curricular Domains

Intercultural Development




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