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Image in Early Cinema : Form and Material - (Paperback)
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In The Image in Early Cinema, the contributors examine intersections between early cinematic form, technology, theory, practice, and broader modes of visual culture. They argue that early cinema emerged within a visual culture composed of a variety of traditions in art, science, education, and image making. Even as methods of motion picture production and distribution materialized, they drew from and challenged practices and conventions in other mediums. This rich visual culture produced a complicated, overlapping network of image-making traditions, innovations, and borrowing among painting, tableaux vivants, photography, and other pictorial and projection practices. Using a variety of concepts and theories, the contributors explore these crisscrossing traditions and work against an essentialist notion of media to conceptualize the dynamic interrelationship between images and their context.
Number of Pages: Vii, 242 pages :
Genre: Performing Arts
Series Title: Early Cinema in Review: Proceedings of Domitor
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Book theme: History & Criticism
Street Date: March 22, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-4545
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