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Ruling the line : learning to draw in the first age of mechanical reproduction

@inproceedings{Robertson2011RulingTL,
  title={Ruling the line : learning to draw in the first age of mechanical reproduction},
  author={Francesca Robertson},
  year={2011}
}
Abstract This dissertation presents a critical study of the development of technical drawing in Britain 1790-1850 in relation to wider visual culture. Technical drawing is often perceived as being an inexpressive, de-natured style and has been largely neglected within art history. Indeed, the images that make up the distinct genre of technical drawing and illustration were produced within distinctive organizational structures such as factory drawing offices and illustrated mass-market… 
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