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The Resource Figure and force in animation aesthetics, Ryan Pierson

Figure and force in animation aesthetics, Ryan Pierson

Label
Figure and force in animation aesthetics
Title
Figure and force in animation aesthetics
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Pierson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How can we describe movements in animated films? In Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics, Ryan Pierson introduces a powerful new method for the study of animation. By looking for figures--arrangements that seem to intuitively hold together--and forces--underlying units of attraction, repulsion, and direction--Pierson reveals startling new possibilities for animation criticism, history, and theory. Drawing on concepts from Gestalt psychology, Pierson offers a wide-ranging comparative study of four animation techniques--soft-edged forms, walk cycles, camera movement, and rotoscoping--as they appear in commercial, artisanal, and avant-garde works. In the process, through close readings of little-analyzed films, Pierson demonstrates that figures and forces make fertile resources for theoretical speculation, unearthing affinities between animation practice and such topics as the philosophy of mathematics, scientific and political revolution, and love. Beginning and ending with the imperative to "look closely," Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics is a performance in seeing the world of motion anew. Keywords: animation, film theory, Gestalt psychology, phenomenology, film-philosophy, modernism"--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pierson, Ryan
Dewey number
777/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR897.5
LC item number
.P53 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Form (Aesthetics)
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
  • Motion pictures
  • Animated films
  • Animated films
  • Animation (Cinematography)
  • Form (Aesthetics)
  • Motion pictures
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
Label
Figure and force in animation aesthetics, Ryan Pierson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soft edges -- Walk cycles -- Perspectival movement -- Rotoscoping -- Conclusion : The blank interval
Control code
1101790183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 204 pages
Isbn
9780190949761
Lccn
2019015294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101790183
Label
Figure and force in animation aesthetics, Ryan Pierson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soft edges -- Walk cycles -- Perspectival movement -- Rotoscoping -- Conclusion : The blank interval
Control code
1101790183
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 204 pages
Isbn
9780190949761
Lccn
2019015294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101790183

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