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Dada, Surrealism,  free pdf This book deals with the early intellectual reception of the cinema and the manner in which art theorists, philosophers, cultural theorists, and especially artists of the first decades of the twentieth century responded to its advent. While the idea persists that early writers on film were troubled by the cinema's lowly form, this work proposes that there was another, largely unrecognized, strain in the reception of it. Far from anxious about film's provenance in popular entertainment, some writers and artists proclaimed that the cinema was the most important art for the moderns, as it exemplified the vibrancy of contemporary life. This view of the cinema was especially common among those whose commitments were to advanced artistic practices. Their notions about how to recast the art media (or the forms forged from those media's materials) and the urgency of doing so formed the principal part of the conceptual core of the artistic programs advanced by the vanguard art movements of the first half of the twentieth century. This book, a companion to the author's previous, Harmony

About R. Bruce Elder

Filmmaker, author and critic, R. Bruce Elder inspires and enjoys debate. His films have been exhibited internationally and his polemical piece, "The Cinema We Need", remains one of the most discussed pieces of writing on Canadian film. Elder has also produced a forty-two-hour film cycle entitled The Book of All the Dead. In 2007 R. Bruce Elder received the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts.

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Author : R. Bruce Elder
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Data Published : 01 June 2012
ISBN : 1554586259
EAN : 9781554586257
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 776 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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