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Author Elder, Bruce (R. Bruce)

Title Harmony + dissent : film and avant-garde art movements in the early twentieth century / R. Bruce Elder
Published [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 480 pages)
Series Film and media studies series
Film + media studies.
Contents The philosophical and the occult background to the absolute film -- Modernism and the absolute film -- Spiritual interests in the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Russia -- Symbolism and its legacies -- Constructivism: between productivism and suprematism -- Eisenstein, constructivism, and the dialectic
Summary "R. Bruce Elder argues that the authors of many of the lively manifestos that announced the appearance of new artistic movements shared a common aspiration: they proposed to reformulate the visual, literary, and performing arts so that these arts might take on attributes of the cinema. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Elder argues, the cinema became a pivotal artistic force around which a remarkable variety and number of aesthetic forms took shape." "To demonstrate this, Elder begins with a wide-ranging discussion that opens up some broad topics concerning modernity's cognitive (and perceptual) regime, with a view to establishing that a crisis within that regime engendered some peculiar - and highly questionable - epistemological beliefs and enthusiasms. Through this discussion, Elder advances the startling claim that the crisis of cognition precipitated by modernity gave rise to a peculiar sort of "pneumatic (spiritual) epistemology.""--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Includes some text in German
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Subject Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 fast
Eisenstein, Sergej, 1898-1948 -- analys och tolkning. sao
Eisenstein, Sergei, 1898-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation. nli
Subject Art and motion pictures.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Modernism (Art)
Motion pictures and the arts.
Art and motion pictures
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Modernism (Art)
Motion pictures and the arts
Art et cinéma.
Modernisme (art)
Avant-garde (esthétique)
Experimentfilm -- historia -- 1900-talet.
Filmen och konsten.
20.05 art in relation with other areas of culture: general.
24.32 history of film art.
Art and motion pictures.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)
Modernism (Art)
Motion pictures and the arts.
Constructivism (Art)
Symbolism (Art movement)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781554580866
Other Titles Harmony and dissent
Film and avant-garde art movements in the early twentieth century