Search results: Found 2

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
The West in Early Cinema

Author:
Book Series: Film Culture in Transition ISBN: 9789053568316 Year: Pages: 464 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568316 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2011-11-04 00:00:00
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Verhoeff investigates the emergence of the western genre, made in the first two decades of cinema (1895-1915). By analyzing many unknown and forgotten films from international archives she traces the relationships between films about the American West, their surrounding films, and other popular media such as photography, painting, (pulp) literature, Wild West Shows and popular ethnography. Through this exploration of archival material she raises new questions of historiography and provides a model for historical analysis. These first traces of the Western film reveal a preoccupation with presence and actuality that informs us about the way in which film, as new medium, took shape within the context of its contemporary visual culture.

Keywords

motion pictures --- film

Mobile Screens

Author:
Book Series: MediaMatters ISBN: 9789089643797 Year: Pages: 212 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643797 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 283464
Subject: Media and communication
Added to DOAB on : 2012-04-11 23:24:42
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Nanna Verhoeff’s new book is a must for anybody interested in visual culture and media theory. It offers a rich and stimulating theoretical account of the central dimension of our contemporary existence – interfacing and navigating both data and physical world through a variety of screens (game consoles, mobile phones, car interfaces, GPS devices, etc.) In the process of exploring these new screen practices, Verhoeff offers fresh perspectives on many of the key questions in media and new media studies as well as a number of new original theoretical concepts. As the first theoretical manual for the society of mobile screens, this book will become an essential reference for all future investigations of our mobile screen condition. – Lev Manovich

Keywords

media --- ict

Listing 1 - 2 of 2
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

Amsterdam University Press (2)


License

CC by-nc (1)

CC by-nc-nd (1)


Language

english (1)

undetermined (1)


Year
From To Submit

2012 (1)

2006 (1)