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The Parisian avant-garde in the age of cinema, 1900-1923

Author: Jennifer Wild
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Scholars have long been fascinated with the affinities between early cinema, Cubism, and the avant-garde. Jennifer Wild argues that these affinities are more complex than previously imagined and can be derived from historical research. Drawing from a vast popular cultural, cinematic, and art historical archive, Wild challenges how we have told the story of modern artists' earliest encounter with cinema and urges us  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Wild
ISBN: 9780520279889 0520279883 9780520279896 0520279891
OCLC Number: 892514380
Description: xv, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: the cinema's lessons --
Seeing through cinema: projection in the age of Cubism --
Apollinaire's aura: Picabia, the diagram, and early film stardom --
Duchamp's diagrams: film, spectator, star --
The vertical gaze: cinematic beholding in the age of war --
The radical time of reception: the cinema of ballistics --
The distribution of subversive systems: Dada, Chaplin, and the end of an age.
Responsibility: Jennifer Wild.

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Drawing from a vast popular cultural, cinematic, and art-historical archive, this book historiography that redefines how we understand early cinema and avant-garde art before artists turned to making  Read more...

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