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The Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History
edited by Angela Dalle Vacche
Rutgers University Press, 2002
Paper: 978-0-8135-3173-1 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-3172-4
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.25.V57 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.43657

A collection of cutting-edge articles that demonstrate an implicit dialogue between art historians and film specialists.

The Visual Turn is a cutting-edge dialogue between art historians and film theorists from the silent period to the aftermath of World War II. Its aim is to broaden the horizons of film studies, while making students of art history more comfortable when they approach the key texts of classical film theory.

Through pairings of articles, The Visual Turn demonstrates that an implicit dialogue between art historians and film specialists has enriched both fields for decades. By combining original essays, reprints, and translations from French and Italian, The Visual Turn makes this little-known dialogue between two disciplines speak about such rich issues as: iconophobia, iconophilia, and iconoclasm; haptic and optical images; cognitivism and aesthetics; visual form, history, and technology.

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