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Alien Art: Encounters with Otherworldly Places and Inter-medial Spaces

Ulrike Küchler

Ulrike Küchler is a PhD Candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Her teaching and research focus on art and artificial life in science fiction and on the relation between aesthetics and new media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alien Imaginations : Science Fiction and Tales of Transnationalism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The protagonists in science fiction and transnational literature are travelers and alien figures who explore alternative places and thus comprehend familiar spaces more thoroughly. The protagonists’ journeys are frequently initiated...

Back From the Back

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...I sometimes wonder if the world will ever seem as carefree and exciting a place as it did to us in Hollywood during 1919 and the early twenties. We were all young, the air in southern California was like wine. Our business was also young...

Up Through the Ranks

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Roscoe loved all the world, and the whole world loved him in those days.Keaton & Samuels, p. 95.Keaton & Samuels, p. 95.Perhaps the most notable – and in the end enduring – feature of Buster’s debut was his costume. On the day he met his...

Le Cirque Cumeeky

Edward McPherson

Edward McPherson is a writer in New York City., Buster Keaton is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Buster Keaton : Tempest in a Flat Hat

Faber & Faber, 2011

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...Not long ago a friend asked me what was the greatest pleasure I got from spending my whole life as an actor. There have been so many that I had to think about that for a moment. Then I said, ‘Like everyone else, I like to be with a happy...

Colour Abstraction – Painting – Film – Video – Digital Media [1995]

Malcolm Le Grice

Peter Kardia is widely recognised as a radical and influential teacher at both Saint Martins and the Royal College during the 60s and 70s, and his essay on how we should be approaching art and education will be central to the book. Hester Wesley has researched and written on Peter's influence on art education and his teaching at Saint Martins and the Royal College, placing it into wider context of art education generally. The last essay will be by Malcolm Le Grice (art historian) on the influence of the art teacher and art schools in history on the artist. The introduction is by Roderick Coyne who is an artist and who also taught at Saint Martins for 10 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2001

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...Isolating colour as an issue in art is inseparable from the historical development of abstraction. The abstract form of visual, time-based art – film, video or digitally produced – is aesthetically continuous with the tradition...

The Cinema of Attractions: Early Film, Its Spectators and the Avant-Garde

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...First published in Wide Angle, vol. 8 no. 3/4, Fall 1986. Here Gunning’s discussion relates to early cinema in general which includes both live-action and animation, and indeed they were not distinguished...

Subjunctive Desires

Animal Life and the Moving Image

British Film Institute, 2015

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...How much my life has changed, and yet how unchanged it has remained at bottom!Male whitetail deer compete for opportunities to mate with multiple females, and males losing these battles mount each other.A preliminary version of this chapter...

Sport in the Edwardian Era

Vanessa Toulmin

Vanessa Toulmin is Research Director, National Fairground Archive at the University of Sheffield, UK and a leading authority on Victorian entertainment and film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Electric Edwardians : The Story of the Mitchell & Kenyon Collection

British Film Institute, 2006

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...We are a nation at play. Work is a nuisance, an evil necessity to be shirked and hurried over as quickly and easily as possible, in order that we may get away to the real business of life – the golf course, the bridge table, the cricket...

After the Feature, Part 2: George Kleine’s Conservatism and the American Motion Picture Industry’s Economy of ‘Recklessness’

Joel Frykholm

Joel Frykholm is Research Associate and Lecturer in the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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George Kleine and American Cinema : The Movie Business and Film Culture in the Silent Era

British Film Institute, 2015

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...In the previous chapter, we explored how the motion picture business in the second half of the 1910s began to change into a winner-takes-all economy. This chapter follows the path to kurtocracy further, by shifting focus away from Kleine...

Mapping in Multi-Space – Expanded Cinema to Virtuality [1996]

Malcolm Le Grice

Peter Kardia is widely recognised as a radical and influential teacher at both Saint Martins and the Royal College during the 60s and 70s, and his essay on how we should be approaching art and education will be central to the book. Hester Wesley has researched and written on Peter's influence on art education and his teaching at Saint Martins and the Royal College, placing it into wider context of art education generally. The last essay will be by Malcolm Le Grice (art historian) on the influence of the art teacher and art schools in history on the artist. The introduction is by Roderick Coyne who is an artist and who also taught at Saint Martins for 10 years. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age

British Film Institute, 2001

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...With all the problems of subjectivity it entails, this is a view of a historical development from an artist who was deeply involved in the practice and theory while it took place. I have taken the opportunity to review some of the ideas...