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Gunning, Tom 1949-

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Most widely held works by Tom Gunning
The image in early cinema : form and material by Joshua Yumibe( )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Image in Early Cinema, the contributors examine intersections between early cinematic form, technology, theory, practice, and broader modes of visual culture. They argue that early cinema emerged within a visual culture composed of a variety of traditions in art, science, education, and image making. Even as methods of motion picture production and distribution materialized, they drew from and challenged practices and conventions in other mediums. This rich visual culture produced a complicated, overlapping network of image-making traditions, innovations, and borrowing among painting, tableaux vivants, photography, and other pictorial and projection practices. Using a variety of concepts and theories, the contributors explore these crisscrossing traditions and work against an essentialist notion of media to conceptualize the dynamic interrelationship between images and their context--back cover
The films of Fritz Lang : allegories of vision and modernity by Tom Gunning( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable new study, the renowned historian and theorist of early cinema turns his attention to the work of Fritz Lang, proposing new readings of the entire output of one of cinema's foremost directors. Gunning examines the films not only as a stylistically coherent body of work, but as an attempt to portray the modern world through cinema. The world of modernity in which systems replace individuals is conveyed by Lange's mastery of cinematic set design, composition, and editing. Lang presents not only a decades-long vision of cinematic narrative that can be compared to that of Alfred Hitchcock or Jean Renoir, but a view of modernity that relates strongly to the ideas of Adorno, Brecht, Benjamin, and Kracauer
Frame by frame : a materialist aesthetics of animated cartoons by Hannah Frank( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Editor's introduction / by Daniel Morgan -- Introduction: looking at labor -- Animation and montage, or, Photographic records of documents -- A view of the world : toward a photographic theory of cel animation -- Pars pro toto : character animation and the work of the anonymous artist -- The multiplication of traces : xerographic reproduction and One hundred and one Dalmatians -- Conclusion: the labor of looking
D.W. Griffith and the origins of American narrative film : the early years at Biograph by Tom Gunning( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900 by Jennifer Tucker( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Explores nineteenth-century photography's impact on science and popular culture. Includes reproductions of nearly 200 vintage photographs and scholarly essays by exhibition curator Corey Keller, cultural historian Jennifer Tucker, and film historian Tom Gunning" --
Time stands still : Muybridge and the instantaneous photography movement by Phillip Prodger( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eadweard Muybridge, famous for the photographs of horses and other animals in motion that he made in the 1870s and '80s, is a familiar figure to students of art history, photography, and cinema. By devising a method for photographing episodes of behavior using a series of cameras, he became the first photographer to successfully capture rapid action for analysis and study. Muybridge's pictures revolutionized expectations of what photography could reveal about the natural world, and were essential to the invention of the motion picture. This book is the catalogue for a major exhibition celebrating Muybridge's work, which opened in spring 2003 at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. The first large-scale organized treatment of the instantaneous photography movement, the exhibit--and the catalogue--combine an examination of Muybridge's career with a survey of early attempts to photograph moving subjects. The catalogue, written by guest curator Phillip Prodger, also features an essay by Tom Gunning, an acknowledged expert on early film from the University of Chicago, which discusses cinema's earliest experiments. The photographs and objects featured in the catalogue are drawn largely from the collection of the Cantor Center and are supplemented with a selection of rare stop-action photographs from other private and public collections, including seldom-seen examples from Central and Eastern Europe. Among those represented are Le Gray, Llewelyn, Talbot, Rejlander, Marey, Eakins, Londe, Anschütz, and many more
The kid( Visual )

3 editions published between 1921 and 2016 and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
David Lynch : the unified field by Robert Cozzolino( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Lynch is internationally renowned as a filmmaker, but it is less known that he began his creative life as a visual artist and has maintained a devoted studio practice, developing an extensive body of painting, prints, photography, and drawing. Featuring work from all periods of Lynch's career, this book documents Lynch's first major museum exhibition in the United States, bringing together works held in American and European collections and from the artist's studio"--
More real? : art in the age of truthiness by Elizabeth Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogus bij de gelijknamige tentoonstelling met essays over het begrip 'truthiness': het willen vasthouden aan voostellingen die niet met de werkelijkheid overeenkomen
Marketa Lazarová by František Vláčil( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in Czech and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marketa Lazarová is a powerful and passionate medieval epic set in the 13th Century. Based on avant-garde writer Vladislav Vančura's novel, it follows the rivalry between two warring clans and the doomed love affair of Mikoláš Kozlík Marketa Lazarová
Picasso, Braque and early film in Cubism : April 20-June 23, 2007, PaceWildenstein : [Exhibition catalogue by Tom Gunning( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantasia of color in early cinema by Tom Gunning( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We normally think of early film as being black and white, but the first color cinematography appeared as early as the first decade of the twentieth century. In this book, the editors present a treasure trove of early color film images from the archives of EYE Film Institute Netherlands, bringing to life their rich hues and forgotten splendor. Carefully selecting and reproducing frames from movies made before World War I, Fossati, Gunning, and Yumibe share the images here in a full range of tones and colors. Accompanying essays discuss the history of early film and the technical processes that filmmakers employed to capture these fascinating images, while other contributions explore preservation techniques and describe the visual delights that early film has offered audiences, then and now. Featuring one hundred and fifty color illustrations for readers to examine and enjoy
Une Invention du diable? : cinéma des premiers temps et religion( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disembodied spirit by Alison Ferris( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografie und das Unsichtbare, 1840-1900 by Corey Keller( Book )

11 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Rhode : animating the everyday by Robin Rhode( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... focuses on the remarkable digital videos that Rhode identifies in his taxonomy of his practice as "animations." These animations articulate drawing and movement: juxtapose sound and image; recycle everyday objects such as bicycles, chairs, musical instruments, and sports equipment; and refashion artistic precursors and contemporaries such as Marcel Duchamp, Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, William Kentridge, and Richard Serra. Produced in studios, in the streets, and in Rhode's parents' yard in Johannesburg, the animations feature an uncanny conjunction of the familiar and the strange and vividly stage the perils and delights of everyday life as magnified by the power of Rhode's imagination. This volume surveys the range of the artists's animations since 2002, which register events or performances that unfold in time, and amplifies these with a selection of photographic series that correspond to or complement his time-based art."--Back cover
La machine à voir : à propos de cinéma, attraction, exhibition by Viva Paci( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriver au cinéma en retard, la séance commencée, la noirceur déjà totale, les images déjà déchainées sur l'écran, et juste des apparitions (des formes, des corps, des mouvements, des visages, des sons) qui attirent l'attention... Les films enchaînent une relation sensorielle avec les spectateurs faite de petites agressions, de fragments spectaculaires. Si le cinéma narratif relègue en général le spectateur à une position sécurisante d'observateur-voyeur, au contraire, le cinéma des attractions interpelle directement le spectateur, destinataire privilégié du plaisir du spectacle, stimulant ses sens et ses émotions. Le cinéma est une machine à voir. Dès sa naissance il a généré une nouvelle manière stupéfiante de voir : c'est ainsi que les premiers théoriciens du cinéma ont commencé à en parler. Dans ce livre, des moments de la théorie classique (le montage des attractions chez Eisenstein) se trouveront côte à côte avec des exemples d'images contemporaines. Ainsi, au fil des pages, nous traiterons du concept d'attraction, d'un cinéma où fiction et documentaire se croisent (les films de Werner Herzog), de l'univers du numérique où les images de synthèse infiltrent les prises de vue réelles et de nouvelles formes audiovisuelles où le cinéma entre dans l'espace du musée
Het gaat om de film! : een nieuwe geschiedenis van de Nederlandsche Filmliga 1927-1933 by Céline Linssen( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de geschiedenis van de Nederlandsche Filmliga (1927-1933) en achtergronden, vanuit drie invalshoeken: aandacht voor de alledaagse gang van zaken van De Filmliga als organisatie; de kunstopvattingen van de Filmliga en haar plaats in het toenmalige culturele landschap; de filmprogrammering van de Filmliga
Der Tiger von Eschnapur = The tiger of Eschnapur by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western architect Harald Berger, called to India by Chandra, the Maharajah of Eschnapur, falls in love with the beautiful temple dancer Seetha, although she is promised to the Maharajah. Their betrayal ignites the wrath of a vengeful Chandra, who is fighting his own battle for power with his scheming brother, and the lovers are forced to flee into the desert
Das indische Grabmal by Fritz Lang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the grand tradition of the serialized cliffhanger, this film picks up right where The Tiger of Eschnapur ends. The adventure concludes with a bloody rescue from a sandstorm, a trek through the jungle, a cave of lepers, and a bloody palace rebellion
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The films of Fritz Lang : allegories of vision and modernity
D.W. Griffith and the origins of American narrative film : the early years at BiographBrought to light : photography and the invisible, 1840-1900Time stands still : Muybridge and the instantaneous photography movementPicasso, Braque and early film in Cubism : April 20-June 23, 2007, PaceWildenstein : [Exhibition catalogue
Alternative Names
Gunning, Thomas R.

Gunning, Thomas R. 1949-

Gunning, Thomas Robert 1949-

Gunning, Tom

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