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Facing Forward. Art and Theory from a Future Perspective

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ISBN: 9789089647993 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647993 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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This spirited exploration of the interfaces between art and theory in the 21st century brings together a multidisciplinary range of viewpoints on their future. The authors examine contemporary visual culture based on speculative predictions and creative scientific arguments. Focusing on seven themes - Future Tech, Future Image, Future Museum, Future City, Future Freedom, Future History, and Future Future - the book shows how our sense of the future is shaped by a visual rhetoric of acceleration, progression, excess and destruction. The essays reflect collaborative work between the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam, De Appel Arts Centre, W139–Space for Contemporary Art, and the art magazine Metropolis M. Discussing provocative themes like future history and future freedom, ‘Facing Forward’ is an energetic look at how our visions of the future affect how we depict the world around us.

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art theory --- futures --- art

Nazism and Neo-Nazism in Film and Media

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ISBN: 9789048528295 9789089649362 Year: Pages: 264 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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This timely book takes an original transnational approach to the theme of Nazism and neo-Nazism in film, media, and popular culture, with examples drawn from mainland Europe, the UK, North and Latin America, Asia, and beyond. This approach fits with the established dominance of global multimedia formats, and will be useful for students, scholars, and researchers in all forms of film and media. Along with the essential need to examine current trends in Nazism and neo-Nazism in contemporary media globally, what makesthis book even more necessary is that it engages with debates that go to the very heart of our understanding of knowledge: history, memory, meaning, and truth.

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Film theory --- video art

Women in the Silent Cinema

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048524518 9789089647191 9789462989955 Year: Pages: 573 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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This magisterial book offers comprehensive accounts of the professional itineraries of three women in the silent film in the Netherlands, France and North America. Annette Förster presents a careful assessment of the long career of Dutch stage and film actress Adriënne Solser; an exploration of the stage and screen careers of French actress and filmmaker Musidora and Canadian-born actress and filmmaker Nell Shipman; an analysis of the interaction between the popular stage and the silent cinema from the perspective of women at work in both realms; fresh insights into Dutch stage and screen comedy, the French revue and the American Northwest drama of the 1910s; and much more, all grounded in a wealth of archival research.

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Arts --- video art --- film theory

Painting and Publishing as Cultural Industries

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Book Series: Amsterdam Studies in the Golden Age ISBN: 9789089647023 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.5117/9789089647023 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History of arts
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The Dutch Republic was a cultural powerhouse in the modern era, producing lasting masterpieces in painting and publishing-and in the process transforming those fields from modest trades to booming industries. This book asks the question of how such a small nation could become such a major player in those fields. Claartje Rasterhoff shows how industrial organisations played a role in shaping patterns of growth and innovations. As early modern Dutch cultural industries were concentrated geographically, highly networked, and institutionally embedded, they were able to reduce uncertainty in the marketplace and stimulate the commercial and creative potential of painters and publishers-though those successes eventually came up against the limits of a saturated domestic market and an aversion to risk on the part of producers that ultimately brought an end to the boom.

Queer Festivals

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048532780 9789462982741 Year: Pages: 233 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Gender Studies --- Languages and Literatures
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Is queer really anti-identitarian? And how is it experienced at the European level? At queer festivals, activists, artists and participants come together to build new forms of sociability and practice their ideals through anti-binary and inclusive idioms of gender and sexuality. These ideals are moreover channeled through a series of organizational and cultural practices that aim at the emergence of queer as a collective identity. Through the study of festivals in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Copenhagen, and Oslo, this book thoughtfully analyzes the role of activist practices in the building of collective identities for social movement studies as well as the role of festivals as significant repertoires of collective action and sites of identitarian explorations in contemporary Europe.

Social Media Activism: Water as a Common Good

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048529193 9789462980068 Year: Pages: 244 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Media and communication
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This book focuses on the referendums against water privatisation in Italy and explores how activists took to social media, ultimately convincing twenty-seven million citizens to vote. Investigating the relationship between social movements and internet-related activism during complex campaigns, this book examines how a technological evolution-the increased relevance of social media platforms-affected in very different ways organisations with divergent characteristics, promoting at the same time decentralised communication practices, and new ways of coordinating dispersed communities of people.Matteo Cernison combines and adapts a wide set of methods, from social network analysis to digital ethnography, in order to explore in detail how digital activism and face-to-face initiatives interact and overlap. He argues that the geographical scale of actions, the role played by external media professionals, and the activists' perceptions of digital technologies are key elements that contribute in a significant way to shape the very different communication practices often described as online activism.

Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789048525270 9789089647542 Year: Pages: 408 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Media and communication
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This volume brings together a wide range of explorations of the ways in which technological innovations have established new and changing conditions for the experience and study of film. The book offers analyses by such leading figures in film studies as Tom Gunning and Charles Musser, who examine the ways in which technological changes have altered the ways how cinema is conceived and how it is approached as an object of study. Contributors also look at the overlapping stages through which new experience is translated in institutionalized knowledge within the discipline.

Images of Dutchness: Popular Visual Culture, Early Cinema and the Emergence of a National Cliché

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Book Series: Framing Film ISBN: 9789048532971 9789462983007 Year: Pages: 340 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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Why do early films present the Netherlands as a country full of canals and windmills, where people wear traditional costumes and wooden shoes, while industries and modern urban life are all but absent? Where do such visual clichés come from? This study investigates the roots of this imagery in popular visual media ranging from magazines to tourist brochures, from anthropological treatises to advertising trade cards, stereoscopic photographs, picture postcards, magic lantern slide sets and films of early cinema. The book provides an in-depth study of this rich and fascinating corpus of popular visual media that has not been studied before, and the discourses that these images were meant to illustrate. This intermedial approach offers new insights into the emergence of national clichés and the study of stereotypical thinking.

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