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Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment

Author: Angela Ndalianis
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2004.
Series: Media in transition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The artists of the seventeenth-century baroque period used spectacle to delight and astonish; contemporary entertainment media, according to Angela Ndalianis, are imbued with a neo-baroque aesthetic that is similarly spectacular. In Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment she situates today's film, computer games, comic books, and theme park attractions within an aesthetic-historical context and uses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video games
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Ndalianis
ISBN: 0262140845 9780262140843
OCLC Number: 52821143
Description: xiv, 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Polycentrism and seriality : (Neo- )Baroque narrative formations --
Intertextuality, labyrinths, and the (Neo- )Baroque --
Hypertexts, mappings, and colonized spaces --
Virtuosity, special-effects spectacles, and architectures of the senses --
Special-effects magic and the spiritual presence of the technological.
Series Title: Media in transition.
Responsibility: Angela Ndalianis.

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Tracing the logic of media history, from the baroque to the neo-baroque, from magic lanterns and automata to film and computer games.  Read more...

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