lunedì 13 luglio 2015

The Ackermann's Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics.



The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics 





era un mensile pubblicato dal 1809 al 1829 da Rudolph Ackermann e che spesso veniva definito Ackermann’s Repository of Arts od ancor più semplicemente Ackermann’s Repository.

Come suggerisce il nome completo, l'Ackermann's Repository non era solo un periodico di moda ma trattava di una vasta gamma di argomenti all'interno delle proprie pagine: la rivista infatti includeva racconti di viaggio e poesie, commenti sulle arti e dettagli sulle nuove pubblicazioni, suggerimenti per gli arredi più in voga, rapporti sulla società, prossime conferenze e rassegne musicali ed era inclusa anche una sezione più 'gravosa' che trattava di politica, di diritto, medicina e agricoltura, previsioni meteorologiche giorno per giorno e particolari dei mercati di Londra.

Si qualificava perciò come una rivista che interessava tutta la famiglia ma si rivolgeva ad un pubblico piuttosto altolocato in quanto aveva un costo decisamente elevato per l'epoca, basti pensare che nel 1817 il suo prezzo di copertina era 4s che equivarrebbe a circa 11-12 sterline oggi !

Dovete sapere però, che prima ancora che ad una pubblicazione mensile il nome di Mr. Rudolph Ackermann era legato ad un negozio molto alla moda situato nello Strand a Londra, una sorta di emporio di stampa e l'unica biblioteca pubblica per le arti di Londra, fondata nel 1796.




Nato in Sassonia e cresciuto come apprendista del padre, abile costruttore di carrozze, egli progettò carrozze e carri, lavorando per il famoso disegnatore di Parigi Antoine Carassi prima di trasferirsi a Londra nel 1784 circa dove continuò a fare disegni per i carrozzieri inglesi e probabilmente, come parte del suo lavoro, scoprì e si interessò al processo di stampa per i disegni delle carrozze più complesse ed elaborate.





Sposatosi nel 1795 istituì una tipografia prima al n°96 dello Strand e un anno si spostò al n°101 dando così avvio ad un attività di stampa che durò più di 200 anni ( va ricordato che questi furono gli anni in cui la Francia era coinvolta nella Rivoluzione per cui molti dei lavoranti della scuola di disegno di Ackermann non a caso erano emigrati francesi ).

Pensate che furono 1492 le stampe colorate a mano che vennero incluse tra le pagine dell'Ackermann's Repository, soprattutto di moda, durante i vent'anni che videro la diffusione di questo celeberrimo periodico, le più rinomate senza dubbio alcuno sono quelle di moda,











ma accanto ad esse vi erano quelle che immortalavano le vie più frequentate e più signorili e distinte di Londra od i palazzi più eleganti



Leicester Square, 1812





The London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mark Lane, 1816





Regent Street seen from Piccadilly, 1822



ed ancora dimore di nobili dei quali si conosceva solamente il nome e che nessuno, mai, aveva incontrato per le strade della città; 



Endsleigh, The Seat of Grace the Duke of Bedford





Perridge House, the seat of Henry Limbrey





Windsor Great Park




stampe che suggerivano come realizzare un giardino o come renderlo più grazioso o piuttosto come decorare gli interni di un vano finestrato in casa











ed altre che rendevano edotti i lettori sui negozi più 'fashion' della capitale.





‘Temple of the Muses’, Finsbury Square



Qui potete trovare l'archivio della totalità delle pubblicazioni del Repository, da sfogliare e leggere come e quando desiderate ... confesso che un po' mi ci sono persa, adoro leggere pagine ingiallite dal tempo con termini ormai caduti in disuso perché 'antichi' ... sono momenti in cui il tempo è come se si fermasse, attimi che me ne mutano la percezione .... ma il tempo non si ferma mai, almeno per me !


Lasciate che vi abbracci con affetto augurandovi ogni bene e dandovi appuntamento al nostro prossimo 'viaggio', 

a presto 













Fonti bibliografiche:

Jody Gayle, Fashions in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann's Repository of ArtsPublications of the Past, 2012

https://smithandgosling.wordpress.com/ackermanns-repository-of-arts/













The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics 




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was a monthly magazine published from 1809 to 1829 by Rudolph Ackermann and often was called Ackermann's Repository of Arts or, even more simply, Ackermann's Repository.

As its full name suggests, Ackermann's Repository was not just a fashion magazine but there was a wide range of topics within its pages: in fact the magazine included travel stories and poems, comments on the arts and details about new publications , suggestions for the furniture in vogue, reports about the society, upcoming conferences and music festivals and was also included a section more 'onerous' which dealt with politics, law, medicine and agriculture, weather day-to-day and about special markets in London.

It could be classified, therefore, as a magazine which interested the whole family, but it was addressed to an audience rather highly placed because it had a very high cost for the time, just think that in 1817 its cover price was 4s, which would amount to about 11-12 pounds today!

You should know, however, that before a monthly publication the name of Mr. Rudolph Ackermann was linked to a very trendy shop located in the Strand in London, a sort of general store of prints and the only public library for the Arts in London , founded in 1796.



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Born and grown in Saxony as an apprentice of his father who was a manufacturer of carriages, he designed carriages and wagons for him and  worked for the famous designer Antoine Carassi in Paris before than moving to London in 1784 where he continued to make drawings for the English coachbuilders and probably, as part of his work, he discovered and became interested in the printing process of  the designs of the most complex and elaborate cars.



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He got married in 1795 and  established a typography first at the No. 96 in the Strand and a year later he moved to No. 101 initiating thereby a printing business that lasted more than 200 years (it should be remembered that these were the years in which France was involved in the Revolution so many of the workers of the Ackermann's  school of design not surprisingly were French emigrants).

You have to know that they're 1492 the hand-colored prints that were included in the pages of the Ackermann's Repository, during the twenty years that saw the spread of this famous magazine, most of which are without any doubt those about fashion ( which are also the most famous )



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but beside them there were those who immortalized the city's main thoroughfares, and the most elegant and distinguished streets in London or its finest palaces,




- picture 10 - Leicester Square, 1812


- picture 11 - The London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mark Lane, 1816


- picture 12 - Regent Street seen from Piccadilly, 1822




and even houses of nobles of whom people only knew the name and no one, ever, had met on the streets of the city;



- picture 13 - Endsleigh, The Seat of Grace the Duke of Bedford


- picture 14 - Perridge House, the seat of Henry Limbrey


- picture 15 - Windsor Great Park



prints suggesting how to make a garden or how to make it prettier or rather how to decorate the interior of a room with windows inside the house



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and other that made the readers knowledgeable about the most elegant shops of the capital.



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- picture 21 - ‘Temple of the Muses’, Finsbury Square



Here you can find the whole archive of all the publications of the Repository, to browse and read whenever you want ... I confess that I got a little lost amongst its pages when I found it, I love to read pages yellowed by the time, with terms now fallen into disuse because 'too old'... these are moments when the time is as if would stop, moments during that I feel changed its perception .... but time never stops, at least for me!

Let me embrace you affectionately and wish you all the best giving you appointment to our next 'trip',

see you soon 













Bibliographic sources:

Jody Gayle, Fashions in the Era of Jane Austen: Ackermann's Repository of ArtsPublications of the Past, 2012

https://smithandgosling.wordpress.com/ackermanns-repository-of-arts/





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17 commenti:

  1. My sweet Dany, another beautiful post full of interesting history :) I am so grateful for the effort and time you put into each one of your articles for they bring me much joy when I read of days gone by.

    Your blog is such a beautiful and peaceful place, dear friend....thank you for creating a lovely corner in the blogging community.

    May you have a joyous and blessed week, dear one. Much love to you!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ my lovable and blessed friend,
      your words go straight to my heart, I'm so proud and thankful to have you among my blog-friends, when you came and visit me you always brighten my days !

      ღ*ღ And with dear love I wish you too a new week filled with Joy and Serenity ღ*ღ

      Elimina
  2. Attraverso le tue descrizioni ho sfogliato le pagine di questa meravigliosa rivista. Le splendide dimore, i bellissimi abiti...sto sognando ad occhi aperti. Grazie per i fantastici post che sempre ci regali.
    Bacioni
    Alessandra

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    1. @ Alessandra
      carissima e preziosa amica mia, fatico a trovare le parole adeguate con cui esprimere la gioia che mi dona ciò che mi hai da poco scritto, riesco solamente a dirti che è molta, sincera, inattesa ... sorgiva !

      Grazie infinite a te, romantica sognatrice, contraccambio i tuoi bacioni con l'augurio di una bellissima serata, un riposo sereno ed un prosieguo di settimana colmo di cose liete, ti abbraccio forte ⊰❤⊱

      Elimina
  3. Che emozione sfogliare pagina per pagina inseme a te una rivista che ha circa 200 anni di storia!
    E poi il link che hai messo in fondo rimanda all'intera pubblicazione ventennale dell'Ackermann, meraviglioso pensare che sul web sia possibile.
    Grazie Dany, credo che solamente tu possa fare ricerche del genere , ed ogni volta che torno a trovarti questo 'My little old world' sembra sempre più antico e vero :)

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Maria Victoria
      anche io ho provato emozione nello sfogliare, con gli strumenti che ci concede oggi il web, le pagine di riviste che sfogliavano e leggevano Ladies dell'epoca Regency, è quasi incredibile tanto dà soddisfazione, un vero salto indietro nel tempo !

      Ti ringrazio con tutto il cuore per aver trovato il tempo per venirmi a trovare qui nonostante tutti gli impegni che ora hai, amata amica, ti voglio davvero un gran bene ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  4. Such lovely illustrated magazines, Dany, thanks for the archives link !
    About the cherries, I bought them ... last Sunday we had 'Cherry Day' and my husband noticed their name.
    Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend !
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. @ Sylvia
      I'm so very glad you've appreciated the link below where you can find every pubblication of the 'Ackermann's' history, there are some fashion plate I'd define truly divine !!!

      Yes, I have to admit that I've felt enchanted by your cherries because I've never seen some so dark and great, I wonder how delicious they're ... Cherries Sylvia ... maybe before or after they do arrive here too :)
      I hope you too are having a joyous week, dearie, sending much love ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  5. I love to be able to look back in time to another place and world.
    I would like to ride in one of those carriages!
    Hugs from across the Atlantic

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ annie
      and I'd love to be sat by your side, maybe having a chat with you about the many things we have in common, how lovely it'd be !
      Be fine my beloved and sweetest friend, I wish you to have lovely and peaceful Summer days on your lovable bay❥

      Elimina
  6. Oh Daniela, I am seating here dreaming away looking at your lovely images. The ladies were very fashionable and elegant in those days. Such gentility and elegance. It also illustrates a very modern and chic city. How I would have loved to walk just a minute back in time to experience such beauty.

    Thank you for making me dream a little today sweet friend. it is always such a pleasure visiting your lovely blog.

    Janet

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    1. @ Janet
      your charmed and lovely words cheer up my heart ... after all, I'm here to let you dream, isn't it :) ?
      And when I succeed in my intention, well, you put a smile of joy on my face, believe me !
      ஜ With much love I wish you a blessed and joyous course of your week, darling friend, you're so very dear to me ஜ

      Elimina
  7. Oh yes, I would like to ride in one of those carriages too, just marvelous! :)
    Have a lovely day, Daniela. xo

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Kia
      saw and considered that both the carriages are for two, I'm going to have a tour with Annie and one with you, ok ;) ?!?

      Thank you darling Kia, I hope you're having a glad afternoon and wish you and Zeno a beautiful evening too ❤*❤

      Elimina
  8. I'd love that! :) Would we have to wear one of this stunning dresses too? ... because I am a bit of a tomboy, LOL!
    Enjoy your day, my dear. xx

    RispondiElimina
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    1. @ Kia
      ahahahah :D !
      You're calling back to my mind the image of Jo in Little Women, who envied Laurie because wore trousers and could stay sat down in the way he wanted !
      I think that girls with a tomboy temperament have always existed ... maybe for you we could look for a gown and a cap quite simple with no laces, I'm sure there are, but fashion didn't leave so many chances at the time :) !!!

      Maybe for you nowadays clothes are much more suitable, don't you think so ?

      Have a wonderful day, my lovable friend, and I wish you a joyous weekend ahead too •ಌ✿ಌ•

      Elimina
    2. @ Kia
      Since I answered your comment, I was thinking about your words, when you say that you're a bit like a tomboy ...maybe because as a little girl I also was definitely a tomboy !
      Then growing up, my characteristics have a little changed,( I have to thank my mother, I was truly terrible, believe me !) but I've preserved quite uncommon aspects of personality, as you can see, and such kind of girls are so sympathetic to me and I was sure you were, don't ask me how, but I felt you were so, and I love you for this too :)

      Elimina

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