Gunilla Törnvall


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities


My research is primarily focused on mass-produced and instructive images. Since April 2019 I run the project "Reading Patterns: Women, Clothes and Print Culture in Sweden 1881–1981", financed by the Swedish Research Council 2019–2022. The project concerns the production, distribution and reading of paper patterns for home sewing of women's clothes in Sweden. 

In my dissertation Botanical illustrations for the public: On the publication of Carl Lindman's Bilder ur Nordens flora (2013), I examined how the botanical plates were created, distributed and received based on the given conditions at the beginning of the 20th century: botanical science, ideas about education, pictorial conventions, economical circumstances, printing technique and book market. 

Furthermore, I am working on a textbook on the history of illustration.

Recent research outputs

Gunilla Törnvall, 2015, In : Svenska Linnésällskapets årsskrift. p. 103-106

Research output: Contribution to journalReview (Book/Film/Exhibition/etc.)

Gunilla Törnvall, 2014, Återkopplingar. Cronqvist, M., Lundell, P. & Snickars, P. (eds.). Mediehistoria, Lunds universitet, Vol. 28. p. 263-285

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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