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Title Global animation theory : international perspectives at Animafest Zagreb / edited by Franziska Bruckner, Nikica Gilić, Holger Lang, Daniel Šuljić, and Hrvoje Turković
Published New York : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2018
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Contents Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; Historical and theoretical approaches from international animation studies; Case studies from around the world; Acknowledgements; SECTION 1 Historical and Theoretical Approaches from International Animation Studies1; 1 Animation since 1980 A Personal Journey; References; 2 Animation in the Gallery and the Gestalt; References; 3 On Analogical Thinking; Introduction; Analogical thinking: the missing premise; Czech Surrealism, dialectics and analogy
Analogy I: Georges Bataille's Story of the Eyeand Jan Š vankmajer's JabberwockyAnalogy II: Franco 'Bifo' Berardi and Jan Š vankmajer's Alice; Conclusion; References; 4 The Successful Chorus of 'The Second Wave'; Preface: the images of 'Father Power' and the voices of women artists; 'Cold' computer and 'Father Power'; The computer as an artistic medium: absence of women artists; 'Manifesto' of women artists in digital art; The chorus of 'The Second Wave'; References; 5 Seeking Truth in Facts; Introduction; Animation and cultural nationalism, or the origins of minzu style
Frame by frameDoodle or spaghetti; Hand and eyeglasses; Loops and mutations; Animated archives; Synaptic cinema; A semantic cinema; Multiple firsts; Subverting the aura; Back and forth; References; 9'. . . The Film Is Not About That' 1; Preface; Of expectations and frustrations; Of plot and verse; Of dreams and visions; Of times and spaces; Of eras and escapes; Of gaps and subtexts; Of the plane and the amalgamated; Of wolves and incarnations; References; 10 The Importance of Ranko Munitic'́s Work on the Zagreb School of Animation; Introduction
Genesis of an almanac -- Zagrebacˇki krug crtanog filmaTheory of animation and animation aesthetics; Critical reviews and theory of critics; Conclusion; References; Bibliography of Munitic'́s books on animation; 11 Animation Experienced through Music; To match visual modernism: music with its own imaginary space; Musical modernism of Diary; Professor Balthazar and Maestro Koko: scientific dance-music for an elephant; Annoyance and overlapping in The Man Who Had to Sing; Different faces of musical 'tapestry 'in The Substitute; Music of great diversity; References; 12 The Puppet as Not-Puppet
How the canon was temperedConclusion; References; 6 Austria Unlimited -- Chances, Spirits and Limitations of a Small Production Environment; Introduction; From a distance -- an outline of origins and backgrounds; A new start -- slow ascent to progressive thinking; VALIE EXPORT, Maria Lassnig; Exponential expansion -- prospects and expectations in an opening world; Conclusion; References; 7 Beyond Self- images; Non- photographic documentary; Bergdahl and the fact-based animation; References; SECTION 2 Case Studies from Around the World; 8 Short Circuits; Introduction; Pivotal moments
Summary "Scanning historical and current trends in animation through different perspectives including art history, film, media and cultural studies is a prominent facet of today's theoretical and historical approaches in this rapidly evolving field. Global Animation Theory offers detailed and diverse insights into the methodologies of contemporary animation studies, as well as the topics relevant for today's study of animation. The contact between practical and theoretical approaches to animation at Animafest Scanner, is closely connected to host of this event, the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb. It has given way to academic writing that is very open to practical aspects of animation, with several contributors being established not only as animation scholars, but also as artists. This anthology presents, alongside an introduction by the editors and a preface by well known animation scholar Giannalberto Bendazzi, 15 selected essays from the first three Animafest Scanner editions. They explore various significant aspects of animation studies, some of them still unknown to the English speaking communities."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Notes "This anthology is based on a selection of the most relevant and interesting presentations from the first three editions of the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies, Animafest Scanner."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
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Subject Animated films -- Congresses
Animation (Cinematography) -- Congresses
Animated films.
Animated films.
Animation (Cinematography)
Film theory & criticism.
Media studies.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bruckner, Franziska, editor.
Gilić, Nikica, editor.
Lang, Holger, 1964- editor.
Šuljić, Daniel, 1941- editor.
Turković, Hrvoje, editor.
Animafest Scanner.
ISBN 1501337130