Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-garde (Hardback)Esther Leslie (author)
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 17/06/2002
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"Hollywood Flatlands" brings to light the links between animation, avant-garde art and modernist criticism. Focusing on the work of aesthetic and political revolutionaries of the inter-war period, Esther Leslie reveals how the animation of commodities can be studied as a journey into modernity in cinema. The author looks afresh at the links between the Soviet Constructivists and the Bauhaus, for instance, and those between Walter Benjamin and cinematic abstraction, she also provides new interpretations of the writings of Siegfried Kracauer on animation, shows how Theodor Adorno's and Max Horkheimer's film viewing affected their intellectual development, and reconsiders Sergei Eisenstein's famous handshake with Mickey Mouse at Disney's Hyperion Studios in 1930.
Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 793 g
Dimensions: 203 x 167 x 27 mm
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