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Museum Movies : the Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema.

Author: Haidee Wasson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Haidee Wasson provides a rich cultural history of cinema's transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form by mapping the creation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, established in 1935. The first North American film archive and museum, the film library pioneered an expansive moving image network, comprising popular, abstract, animated, American, Canadian, and European  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haidee Wasson
ISBN: 9780520937833 052093783X
OCLC Number: 437146300
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages)
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Making Cinema a Modern Art; 2. Mannered Cinema / Mobile Theaters: film exhibition, 16 mm, and the new audience ideal; 3. The Mass Museology of the Modern; 4. An Awkward and Dangerous Task: the film library takes shape; 5. Rearguard Exhibition: the film library's circulating programs; 6. Enduring Legacies; Appendix: Film Programs of the Museum of Modern Art, 1934-1949; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Haidee Wasson provides a rich cultural history of cinema's transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form by mapping the creation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, established in 1935. The first North American film archive and museum, the film library pioneered an expansive moving image network, comprising popular, abstract, animated, American, Canadian, and European films.

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