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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, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1935, the foundation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York marked the transformation of the film medium from a passing amusement to an enduring art form. Haidee Wasson maps the work of the MoMA film library as it pioneered the preservation of film & promoted the concept of art cinema.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wasson, Haidee, 1970-
Museum movies.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)649195931
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Haidee Wasson
ISBN: 0520227778 9780520227774 0520241312 9780520241312
OCLC Number: 56733243
Description: xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Making cinema a modern art --
Mannered cinema/mobile theaters: film exhibition, 16mm, and the new audience ideal --
The mass museology of the modern --
An awkward and dangerous task: the film library takes shape --
Rearguard exhibition: the film library's circulating programs --
Enduring legacies.
Responsibility: Haidee Wasson.
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In 1935, the foundation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art in New York marked the transformation of the film medium from a passing amusement to an enduring art form. Haidee Wasson maps the work of the MoMA film library as it pioneered the preservation of film & promoted the concept of art cinema.

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"Impeccably researched, lucidly argued, Haidee Wasson's book reveals MoMA's significant role in transforming film culture during the interwar years. Producing the first systematic study of the Read more...

 
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