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Early Film Cultures in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Republican China

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ISBN: 9780472073726 9780472123445 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100855
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This collection explores the complex world of early cinema in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The story of how cinema established itself in China has not been well-understood. Cultural models for cinema-going and industry practices varied widely across China. By looking at several centers of cinematic activity, going beyond commercial fiction film to include non-fiction films (such as educational film), and taking on Cantonese as well as Mandarin productions. Beyond the Silver Screens presents early cinema in China in a new light Highlights Hong Kong, Taipei and Guangzhou as well as better-know examples from Shanghai, these essays foreground the cinema’s relationships with imperialism and colonialism, examining how cinematic culture established itself by adapting to distinctive local social and artistic practices, emphasizing the potency of cinema as a sociocultural institution.

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Screening Auschwitz

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Book Series: Cultural Expressions ISBN: 9780810136083 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101378
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This book about the early screen representation of Auschwitz-Birkenau deals with the classic Holocaust film made in 1948 in Poland by Auschwitz survivor, director Wanda Jakubowska. The Last Stage (or The Last Stop) is a pioneering work – the first narrative film to portray the former Nazi German camp. Haltof discusses Jakubowska’s life and career before World War II, her imprisonment during the war, the prominent role that she played in the nationalized postwar Polish cinema, and problems she faced during the script stage. The monograph also discusses the unusual circumstances that surrounded the production of the film at Auschwitz-Birkenau and summarizes critical debates surrounding its release. Screening Auschwitz is the first detailed monograph on this classic Holocaust film. The book incorporates new materials and sources obtained through extensive archival research, and examines the impact of the film on other Holocaust narratives.

Taking Offense

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Book Series: dynamis ISBN: 9783770563456 Year: Pages: 383 DOI: 10.30965/9783846763452 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Religion --- Arts in general
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What makes an image offensive? — This question is addressed in this volume. It explores tensions and debates about offensive images and performative practices in various settings in and beyond Europe. Its basic premise is that a deeper understanding of what is at stake in these tensions and debates calls for a multidisciplinary conversation. The authors focus on images that appear to trigger strongly negative reactions; images that are perceived as insulting or offensive; those subject to taboos and restrictions; or those that are condemned as blasphemous. In light of recurrent acts of violence leveled against images and symbols in the contemporary, globally entangled world, addressing instances of “icono-clash” (Bruno Latour) from a new post-secular, global perspective has become a matter of urgency.

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Religion --- the arts

Wie Bilder «entstehen».

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ISBN: 9783034337700 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.3726/b15138 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Arts in general
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Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts

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ISBN: 9781138054097 9781315166551 Year: Pages: 584 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Architecture --- Arts in general
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This book is a combination of innovative research submitted to a conference on Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) whereas scholars from all over the world gather in one venue to discuss cultural, historical, and economic issues of the city. Thus, the book offers a collective and global solution that is applicable on a universal level. The research presented in this book was conducted by authors, or rather participants of the conference from, three different continents of the world and organized by IEREK. It was a distinct opportunity for them to share their thoughts with leading scholars and professionals in the field of Architecture, Arts, and Planning. The research and materials in this book are directed at those who are actively engaged in the decision-making processes and to a heterogeneous audience who has an interest to critically examine all the new literature available in the field. A special word of thanks should be made to the editors of this book and to all the authors and co-authors of the chapters who collectively provided the academic community with unique and increasingly valuable literature.

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architecture --- city --- citaa --- arts --- identity

Disruption in the Arts. Textual, Visual, and Performative Strategies for Analyzing Societal Self-Descriptions

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Book Series: Culture & Conflict ISSN: 21947104 ISBN: 9783110580082 Year: Volume: 11 Pages: 396 DOI: 10.1515/9783110580082 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Arts in general
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The volume examines aesthetic disruptions within the various arts in contemporary culture. It assumes that the political potential of art is not solely derived from presenting its audiences with openly political content. Rather, it creates a space of perception and interaction using formal means, thus problematizing the self-evidence of hegemonic structures of communication.

Europa in Basel

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ISBN: 9783796538001 Year: Pages: 504 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3800-1 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History of arts
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In her book, Jana Lucas portrays the artistic interchange in the context of the “Basler Konzil”. For the first time, she provides an overall synopsis of the proceedings in art in the time of consiliar Basel.

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History of arts --- Basel --- Renaissance

Lessons in Perception

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ISBN: 9781785336416 9781785336423 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101570
Subject: Performing Arts
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Lessons in Perception seeks to clarify notoriously elusive themes of the avant-garde with the use of existing research from the field of psychology. There is a long-standing history of reference to psychological concepts in relation to avant-garde film, such as its unique relationship to memory, visual perception, narrative comprehension, and synesthesia. Yet direct analysis of these topics in light of existing psychological research remains largely unexplored until now. More broadly, the aim of the book is to frame avant-garde filmmaking practice as a form of "practical psychology." In doing so, two principal arguments are proposed: first, that many avant-garde filmmakers draw creative inspiration from their own cognitive and perceptual capacities, and touch on topics explored by actual psychologists; secondly, that as practical psychologists, avant-garde filmmakers provide “lessons in perception” that offer psychological experiences that are largely unrehearsed in commercial cinema.

Die Ikonographie Palästinas/Israels und der Alte Orient

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ISBN: 9783796538797 Year: Pages: 968 DOI: 10.24894/978-3-7965-3879-7 Language: German
Publisher: Schwabe Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Arts in general
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"This forth volume of “Die Ikonographie Palästinas/Israels und der Alte Orient (IPIAO)” is on Iron Age until the beginning of the Achaemenid’s rule. Almost 1000 objects of the pictorial art of Palestine / Israel are compared to the pictures of the neighbouring cultures. "

Vom Weichen über den Schönen Stil zur Ars Nova

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ISBN: 9783412510114 Year: Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103648
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Die Zeit zwischen 1350 und 1470 gehört zu den aus historischer wie künstlerischer Sicht bewegten Zeiten des so genannten Spätmittelalters. Der Band untersucht Kulturaustausch und -innovation in Architektur und Bildender Kunst in diesem Zeitraum anhand von Fallbeispielen aus mehreren europäischen Regionen (Avignon, England, Böhmen, Oberrhein usf.). Dabei geht es um die konkrete Darstellung der Entfaltung einer zunächst schönheitlich-idealisierend, dann mehr und mehr realistisch geprägten Kunst. Dafür werden Bedeutung und Verbindung von Metropolen, Netzwerke von Auftraggebern und Künstlern untersucht, beginnend mit der Regierungszeit Kaiser Karls IV., über einen Schwerpunkt in der englischen Kunst bis hin zu Untersuchungen zur realistischen Malerei der Mitte des 15. Jahrhunderts.

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