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The Resource Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman

Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman

Label
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar
Title
Seeing things
Title remainder
from Shakespeare to Pixar
Statement of responsibility
Alan Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A technological revolution has changed the way we see things. The storytelling media employed by Pixar Animation Studios, Samuel Beckett, and William Shakespeare differ greatly, yet these creators share a collective fascination with the nebulous boundary between material objects and our imaginative selves. How do the acts of seeing and believing remain linked? Alan Ackerman charts the dynamic history of interactions between showing and knowing in Seeing Things, a richly interdisciplinary study which illuminates changing modes of perception and modern representational media. Seeing Things demonstrates that the airy nothings of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the Ghost in Hamlet, and soulless bodies in Beckett's media experiments, alongside Toy Story's digitally animated toys, all serve to illustrate the modern problem of visualizing, as Hamlet put it, 'that within which passes show.' Ackerman carefully analyses such ghostly appearances and disappearances across cultural forms and contexts from the early modern period to the present, investigating the tension between our distrust of shadows and our abiding desire to believe in invisible realities. Seeing Things provides a fresh and surprising cultural history through theatrical, verbal, pictorial, and cinematic representations."--P. [i]
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Alan L.
Dewey number
700.1/05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN56.V543
  • NX180.T4
LC item number
  • A35 2011
  • A35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Visualization in literature
  • Imagination in literature
  • Imagery (Psychology) in literature
  • Imagery (Psychology) in motion pictures
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Philosophy in motion pictures
  • Visual perception
  • Visual communication
  • Technologie et arts
  • Communication visuelle
  • Perception visuelle
Label
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-152) 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
A spirit of giving in A midsummer night 's dream -- Visualizing Hamlet's ghost : the theatrical spirit of modern subjectivity -- Samuel Beckett's spectres du noir : the being of painting and the flatness of Film -- The spirit of toys : resurrection, redemption, and consumption in Toy story, Toy story 2, and beyond
Control code
718183887
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9781442643642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)718183887
Label
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-152) 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
A spirit of giving in A midsummer night 's dream -- Visualizing Hamlet's ghost : the theatrical spirit of modern subjectivity -- Samuel Beckett's spectres du noir : the being of painting and the flatness of Film -- The spirit of toys : resurrection, redemption, and consumption in Toy story, Toy story 2, and beyond
Control code
718183887
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 169 pages
Isbn
9781442643642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)718183887

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