Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History

Visual Turn: Classical Film Theory and Art History

by Angela Dalle Vacche
     
 

ISBN-10: 081353173X

ISBN-13: 9780813531731

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

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

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Overview

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.

Angela Dalle Vacche teaches film studies in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Ivan Allen College of the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the author of The Body in the Mirror: Shapes of History in Italian Cinema and Cinema and Painting: How Art is Used in Film.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813531731
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Series:
Rutgers Depth of Field Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Unexplored Connections in a New Territory1
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (excerpt)33
The Magician and the Surgeon: Film and Painting35
Linear and Painterly51
Montage - The American School and the Soviet School56
Style and Medium in the Motion Pictures69
Iconology at the Movies: Panofsky's Film Theory85
The Close-Up and The Face of Man117
The Face in Close-Up127
Painting and Film151
Middlebrow Modernism: Rudolf Arnheim at the Crossroads of Film Theory and the Psychology of Art154
El Greco195
The Uncrossable Threshold: The Relation of Painting and Cinema in Eisenstein206
Painting and Cinema221
Representation, Illusion, and the Cinema226
Bibliography253
Contributors267
Index271

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