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Optical media : Berlin lectures 1999

Author: Friedrich A Kittler; Anthony Enns
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2010.
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"This major new book provides a concise history of optical media from Renaissance linear perspective to late twentieth-century computer graphics. Kittler begins by looking at European painting since the Renaissance in order to discern the principles according to which modern optical perception was organized. He also discusses the development of various mechanical devices, such as the camera obscura and the laterna  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kittler, Friedrich A.
Optical media.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, c2010
(OCoLC)763149566
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Friedrich A Kittler; Anthony Enns
ISBN: 9780745640907 0745640907 9780745640914 0745640915
OCLC Number: 551470762
Language Note: Translation of: Optische Medien.
Description: vi, 250 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 0. Preliminary Remarks 1. Theoretical Presuppositions 2. Technologies of the Fine Arts 2.1 Camera Obscura and Linear Perspective 2.1.1 Prehistory 2.1.1.1 Greeks and Arabs 2.1.2 Implementation 2.1.2.1 Brunelleschi 2.1.2.2 Alberti 2.1.3 Impact 2.1.3.1 Perspective and Letterpress 2.1.3.2 The Self-Printing of Nature 2.1.3.3 Europe's Colonial Power 2.2 Laterna Magica and the Age of the World Picture 2.2.1 Magic Lanterns in Action 2.2.2 Implementation 2.2.3 Impact 2.2.3.1 Propaganda 2.2.3.2 Heidegger's Age of the World Picture 2.2.3.3 Jesuits and Optical Media 2.3.3.4 Travelling People 2.2.3.5 Jesuit Churches 2.2.3.6 Jesuit Theatre 2.3 Enlightenment and Image War 2.3.1 Brockes 2.3.2 Phenomenology from Lambert to Hegel 2.3.3 Ghost Seer 2.3.3.1 Schiller 2.3.3.2 Hoffmann 2.3.4 Romantic Poetry 3. Optical Media 3.1 Photography 3.1.1 Prehistory 3.1.2 Implementation 3.1.2.1 Niepce and Daguerre 3.1.2.2 Talbot 3.1.3 Painting and Photography: A Battle for the Eyeballs 3.2 Film 3.2.1 Preludes 3.2.2 Implementation 3.2.2.1 Marey and Muybridge 3.2.2 Silent Film 3.2.3 Sound Film 3.2.4 Colour Film 3.3 Television 4. Computer
Other Titles: Optische Medien.
Responsibility: Friedrich Kittler ; translated by Anthony Enns.

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