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The Wonderful World Of Albert Kahn

Author : David Okuefuna
ISBN : 1846074584
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. This book and the BBC TV series it accompanies are bringing these pictures to a mass audience and putting colour into what we tend to think of as a monochrome age.
Category: Civilization, Modern

Between Stillness And Motion

Author : Eivind Røssaak
ISBN : 9789089642134
Genre : Performing Arts
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Summary: Het in de jaren zeventig opkomende debat binnen de filmwetenschappen over stilstaand ('still') tegenover bewegend beeld ('moving') werd gevoed door de 'apparatus theory' en het idee van verstilde beweging door belichting. Filmische beweging was een illusie, luidde het axioma; beweging een 'ideologische invloed van het filmische apparaat'. Stilstaand beeld gold als de verborgen, zelfs verdrongen, basis voor de industriële illusie van filmische beweging. De auteurs stellen voor om af te stappen van dit verstokte 'still/moving'-debat binnen de filmstudies en zich te richten op een positievere kritiek en een meer affectieve vorm van mediaarcheologie.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Studies

Author : Glyn Davis
ISBN : 9781317623380
Genre : Social Science
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Film Studies: A Global Introduction reroutes film studies from its Euro-American focus and canon in order to introduce students to a medium that has always been global but has become differently and insistently so in the digital age. Glyn Davis, Kay Dickinson, Lisa Patti and Amy Villarejo’s approach encourages readers to think about film holistically by looking beyond the textual analysis of key films. In contrast, it engages with other vital areas, such as financing, labour, marketing, distribution, exhibition, preservation, and politics, reflecting contemporary aspects of cinema production and consumption worldwide. Key features of the book include: clear definitions of the key terms at the foundation of film studies coverage of the work of key thinkers, explained in their social and historical context a broad range of relevant case studies that reflect the book’s approach to global cinema, from Italian "white telephone" films to Mexican wrestling films innovative and flexible exercises to help readers enhance their understanding of the histories, theories, and examples introduced in each chapter an extensive Interlude introducing readers to formal analysis through the careful explication and application of key terms a detailed discussion of strategies for writing about cinema Films Studies: A Global Introduction will appeal to students studying film today and aspiring to work in the industry, as well as those eager to understand the world of images and screens in which we all live.
Category: Social Science

History On Television

Author : Ann Gray
ISBN : 9781135115425
Genre : History
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In recent years non-fiction history programmes have flourished on television. This interdisciplinary study of history programming identifies and examines different genres employed by producers and tracks their commissioning, production, marketing and distribution histories. With comparative references to other European nations and North America, the authors focus on British history programming over the last two decades and analyse the relationship between the academy and media professionals. They outline and discuss often-competing discourses about how to ‘do’ history and the underlying assumptions about who watches history programmes. History on Television considers recent changes in the media landscape, which have affected to a great degree how history in general, and whose history in particular, appears onscreen. Through a number of case studies, using material from interviews by the authors with academic and media professionals, the role of the ‘professional’ historian and that of media professionals – commissioning editors and producer/directors - as mediators of historical material and interpretations is analysed, and the ways in which the ‘logics of television’ shape historical output are outlined and discussed. Building on their analysis, Ann Gray and Erin Bell ask if history on television fulfils its potential to be a form of public history through offering, as it does, a range of interpretations of the past to and originating from or including those not based in the academy. Through consideration of the representation, or absence, of the diversity of British identity – gender, ethnicity and race, social status and regional identities – the authors substantially extend the scope of existing scholarship into history on television History on Television will be essential reading for all those interested in the complex processes involved in the representation of history on television.
Category: History

The Lumiere Autochrome

Author : Bertrand Lavédrine
ISBN : 9781606061251
Genre : Photography
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Louis Lumière is perhaps best known in the U.S. for his seminal role in the invention of cinema, but his most important contribution to the history of photography was the autochrome. Engagingly written and marvelously illustrated with over 300 images, The Lumière Autochrome: History, Technology, and Preservation tells the fascinating story of the first industrially produced form of color photography. Initial chapters present the Lumière family enterprise, set out the challenges posed by early color photography, and recount the invention, rise, and eventual decline of the autochrome, which for the first four decades of the twentieth century was the most widely used form of commercial color photography. The book then treats the technology of the autochrome, including the technical challenges of plate fabrication, described in step-by-step detail, and a thorough account of autochrome manufacture. A long final chapter provides in-depth recommendations concerning the preservation of these vulnerable objects, including proper storage and display guidelines. There are also engaging portfolios throughout the book showcasing autochrome photographs from around the world as part of an initiative founded by the French banker Albert Kahn, as well as engrossing testimonials by children of men who worked in the Lumière factories in the early twentieth century. The appendix includes transcriptions and facsimile reproductions from the Lumière notebooks as well as original patent documents.
Category: Photography


Author : Niall Ferguson
ISBN : 9781101548028
Genre : History
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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.
Category: History

The Dawn Of The Color Photograph

Author : David Okuefuna
ISBN : UOM:39015078790618
Genre : Photography
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A lavishly illustrate volume brings more than 370 images from Albert Kahn's dazzling early twentieth-century global photographic archive in which he endeavored to produce a photographic record of human life on Earth in order to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding to a wide audience for the first time.
Category: Photography

Counter Archive

Author : Paula Amad
ISBN : 9780231509077
Genre : Performing Arts
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Tucked away in a garden on the edge of Paris is a multimedia archive like no other: Albert Kahn's Archives de la Planète (1908-1931). Kahn's vast photo-cinematographic experiment preserved world memory through the privileged lens of everyday life, and Counter-Archive situates this project in its biographic, intellectual, and cinematic contexts. Tracing the archive's key influences, such as the philosopher Henri Bergson, the geographer Jean Brunhes, and the biologist Jean Comandon, Paula Amad maps an alternative landscape of French cultural modernity in which vitalist philosophy cross-pollinated with early film theory, documentary film with the avant-garde, cinematic models of temporality with the early Annales school of history, and film's appropriation of the planet with human geography and colonial ideology. At the heart of the book is an insightful meditation upon the transformed concept of the archive in the age of cinema and an innovative argument about film's counter-archival challenge to history. The first comprehensive study of Kahn's films, Counter-Archive also offers a vital historical perspective on debates involving archives, media, and memory.
Category: Performing Arts

What Does This Tell Us

Author : Mark Taylor
ISBN : UCSC:32106019833760
Genre : Social sciences
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"This book follows on from the highly popular 'Interacting With Statistics', by looking at the various sources and methods available to social researchers. The book is illustrated with some interesting and informative examples of the various methods, together with a critique on how those methods have been used or illustrated by some researchers. The book also looks as how the role of social research is itself, subject to social trends, over and above the social problems it seeks to address." "The book also includes a research paper, written by the author, examining the press' reporting of legal cases (using the Jeffrey Archer perjury trial), by way of an evaluation of this source for legal and social scholars alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Social sciences