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In the studio : visual creation and its material environments  Cover Image Book Book

In the studio : visual creation and its material environments / edited by Brian R. Jacobson.

Jacobson, Brian R., (editor.).


"Studios are, at once, material environments and symbolic forms, sites of artistic creation and physical labor, and nodes in networks of resource circulation. They are architectural places that generate virtual spaces-worlds built to build worlds. On the outside, they have become icons of corporate identity, while on the inside, they have remained invisible in order to be seen. As such, they have actively faded into the background of critical discourse and into the margins of film and media history. Recovering their hidden role in the history of visual creation, In the Studio demonstrates that when we foreground these worlds, we gain new insights into moving-image culture and the material, ecological, social, political, and economic dynamics that quietly mark the worlds on our screens. Spanning the twentieth century and moving globally, from Japan to Brazil, Mexico to Moscow, and Hollywood to Dubai, this unique collection tells new stories about studio icons--Pinewood, Cinecittà, Churubusco, and CBS--as well as the experimental workplaces of filmmakers and artists from Aleksandr Medvedkin to Charles and Ray Eames and Hollis Frampton"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780520297593
  • ISBN: 0520297598
  • ISBN: 9780520297609
  • ISBN: 0520297601
  • Physical Description: viii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : studio perspectives / Brian R. Jacobson -- "The longed-for Crystal Palace" : empire, modernity, and Nikkatsu Mukōjima's glass studio, 1913-1923 / Diane Wei Lewis -- Regulating light, interiors, and the national image : electrification and studio space in 1920s Brazil / Rielle Navitski -- Ephemeral studios : exhibiting televisual spaces during the interwar years / Anne-Katrin Weber -- Estudios churubusco : a transnational studio for a national industry / Laura Isabel Serna -- Pinewood studios, the independent frame, and innovation / Sarah Street -- Backlots of the world war : Cinecittà 1942-1950 / Noa Steimatsky -- The film train stops at Mosfilm : Aleksandr Medvedkin and the operative film factory / Robert Bird -- Postindustrial studio lifestyle : the Eameses in the environment of 901 / Justus Nieland -- The last qualitative scientist : Hollis Frampton and the Digital Arts Lab / Jeff Menne -- Made-for-broadcast cities / Lynn Spigel -- The nature of the firm and the nature of the farm : Lucasfilm, the campus, and the contract / J.D. Connor -- "Make it what you want it to be" : logistics, labor and land financialization via the globalized free zone studio / Kay Dickinson.
Subject: Motion picture studios > History > 20th century.

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