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The Resource The rise of the image, the fall of the word, Mitchell Stephens

The rise of the image, the fall of the word, Mitchell Stephens

Label
The rise of the image, the fall of the word
Title
The rise of the image, the fall of the word
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell Stephens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mitchell Stephens asserts that the moving image is likely to make our thoughts not more feeble but more robust. Stephens demonstrates that the charges that have been leveled against television have been faced by most new media, including writing and print. Centuries elapsed before most of these new forms of communication would be used to produce works of art and intellect of sufficient stature to overcome this inevitable mistrust and nostalgia. Using examples taken from the history of photography and film, as well as MTV, experimental films, and Pepsi commercials, the author considers the kinds of work that might unleash, in time, the full power of moving images. And he argues that these works - an emerging computer-edited and -distributed "new video"--Have the potential to inspire transformations in thought on a level with those inspired by the products of writing and print. Stephens sees in video's complexities, simultaneities, and juxtapositions, new ways of understanding and perhaps even surmounting the tumult and confusions of contemporary life."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephens, Mitchell
Dewey number
302.23/45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.6
LC item number
.S73 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television
  • Motion pictures
  • Visual communication
Label
The rise of the image, the fall of the word, Mitchell Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-253) 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
  • "Ignorance's Weapons": Print and the Threat of New Media.
  • 4.
  • "Shrouded in the Traditional Form": When Media Are Young
  • pt. II.
  • The Magic of Images.
  • 5.
  • "By Means of the Visible": A Picture's Worth.
  • 6.
  • "Fast Seeing": Photographic Reality.
  • 7.
  • Preface: "A Transitional Period,"
  • "Free ... from Human Immobility": Moving Pictures.
  • 8.
  • "Multiple Fragments ... Assembled Under a New Law": Montage.
  • 9.
  • "Gifts of Paralysis": Talking Pictures and Couch Potatoes
  • pt. III.
  • The New Video.
  • 10.
  • "A Forced Condensation of Energy": Fast Cutting.
  • 11.
  • 1.
  • "Increasingly Complex Media": New Technologies
  • Introduction: "The Next Room,"
  • pt. I.
  • Suspicion of the New.
  • 2.
  • "These Traditional Splendors of Letters": Writing and the Power of New Media.
  • 3.
Control code
38474099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780195098297
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98013281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The rise of the image, the fall of the word, Mitchell Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-253) 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
  • "Ignorance's Weapons": Print and the Threat of New Media.
  • 4.
  • "Shrouded in the Traditional Form": When Media Are Young
  • pt. II.
  • The Magic of Images.
  • 5.
  • "By Means of the Visible": A Picture's Worth.
  • 6.
  • "Fast Seeing": Photographic Reality.
  • 7.
  • Preface: "A Transitional Period,"
  • "Free ... from Human Immobility": Moving Pictures.
  • 8.
  • "Multiple Fragments ... Assembled Under a New Law": Montage.
  • 9.
  • "Gifts of Paralysis": Talking Pictures and Couch Potatoes
  • pt. III.
  • The New Video.
  • 10.
  • "A Forced Condensation of Energy": Fast Cutting.
  • 11.
  • 1.
  • "Increasingly Complex Media": New Technologies
  • Introduction: "The Next Room,"
  • pt. I.
  • Suspicion of the New.
  • 2.
  • "These Traditional Splendors of Letters": Writing and the Power of New Media.
  • 3.
Control code
38474099
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780195098297
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98013281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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