0310 - Quiz 6 Scores posted on Compass JOURNALISM 405...

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0310 PowerPoint 1 JOURNALISM 405 History of American Journalism March 10, 2011 Quiz 6 • Scores posted on Compass • The average was about 3.5 • REMINDER: There will be more than six quizzes, so you can throw out your low scores Next week’s reading • The only required reading for next week will be Chapter 5 of the textbook, “Journalism as Warmonger,” pp. 75–92. Artists in the war • Woodcut illustrations had helped Harper’s Weekly achieve a circulation of 200,000 before the war Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper boasted it had published nearly 3,000 pictures by more than 80 artists • Northern soldiers sometimes doubled as “special artists” in the field
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0310 PowerPoint 2 The rise of famous artists Thomas Nast of Harper’s Weekly began style of political cartoons and romanticized drawings of battle scenes during the war Winslow Homer, also of Harper’s , was known for his specialty of camp life Thomas Nast’s Richmond Thomas Nast’s Civil War POWs Winslow Homer’s Bayonet Charge from Harper’s Weekly
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0310 PowerPoint 3 Winslow Homer’s Civil War Surgeon Winslow Homer’s Sleeping Soldiers Winslow Homer’s A Sharp-Shooter On Picket Duty An intricate process • Artists would draw rough sketches in a hurry in the field • Engravers in New York would transform rough drawings into powerful illustrations with meticulous details only hinted at in original sketch
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0310 PowerPoint 4 A faster 3-step process 1) Rough battle drawing was transferred to wood block. Master engraver would then cut the main outlines and indicate engraving technique to be used. 2) The block would then be separated into
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course JOUR 405 taught by Professor Liebovich,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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