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- DescriptionSiegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Ador - affiliated through friendship, professional ties, and argument - developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity in which techlogical media played a key role. This book explores in depth their reflections on cinema and photography from the Weimar period up to the 1960s. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to life an impressive archive of kwn and, in the case of Kracauer, less kwn materials and reveals surprising perspectives on canic texts, including Benjamin's artwork essay. Her lucid analysis extrapolates from these writings the contours of a theory of cinema and experience that speaks to questions being posed anew as moving image culture evolves in response to digital techlogy.
- Author BiographyThe late Miriam Bratu Hansen was Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the founding chair of what is now the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. Her publications include Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film and numerous essays in international film history and film theory.
- Author(s)Miriam Bratu Hansen
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication04/10/2011
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleWeimar & Now: German Cultural Criticism
- Series Part/Volume Number44
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight494 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Edited byEdward Dimendberg
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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