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Author Bashara, Daniel, 1982- author

Title Cartoon vision : UPA animation and postwar aesthetics / Daniel Bashara
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
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Contents Introduction -- Postwar precisionism: order in American modernist art and the modern cartoon -- Unlimited animation: movement in modern architecture and the modern cartoon -- Condensed works: communication in graphic design and the modern cartoon -- The design gaze: cartoon logic in Hollywood cinema and the avant-garde -- Conclusion
Summary "Cartoon Vision examines American animation alongside the modern design boom of the postwar era. Focusing especially on United Productions of American (UPA), a studio whose graphic, abstract style defined the postwar period, Daniel Bashara considers animation as a laboratory exploring new models of vision and space, tracing the links--both literal and aesthetic--between animators, architects, and designers developing a midcentury modernism that rigorously reimagined the senses. Invoking the American Bauhaus legacy of László Moholy-Nagy and György Kepes, Cartoon Vision advocates for animation's pivotal role in a utopian design project of retraining the public's vision to better apprehend a rapidly changing modern world"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United Productions of America
United Productions of America.
Animated films -- Aesthetics
Animated films -- United States -- History and criticism
Art and motion pictures
Motion pictures and architecture
Animated films.
Art and motion pictures.
Motion pictures and architecture.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018042106
ISBN 0520970381
9780520970380 (electronic bk.)
(cloth : alk. paper)