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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
Genre
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."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
CELBN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackerman, Alan L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Pixar Animation Studios
  • Technology and the arts
  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • Technologie et arts
  • Communication visuelle
  • Perception visuelle
  • ART
  • ART
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Technology and the arts
  • Visual communication
  • Visual perception
  • Kunst
  • Technologie
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Visuelle Kommunikation
  • Visuelle Wahrnehmung
  • Aufführungspraxis
  • Konst och teknik
  • Visuell kommunikation
  • Visuell perception
Label
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 A Spirit of Giving in A Midsummer Night 's Dream -- 2 Visualizing Hamlet's Ghost: The Theatrical Spirit of Modern Subjectivity -- 3 Samuel Beckett's spectres du noir: The Being of Painting and The Flatness of Film -- 4 The Spirit of Toys: Resurrection, Redemption, and Consumption in Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Beyond
Control code
ocn776812432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696525
Lccn
2011501839
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56t6j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776812432
Label
Seeing things : from Shakespeare to Pixar, Alan Ackerman
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 A Spirit of Giving in A Midsummer Night 's Dream -- 2 Visualizing Hamlet's Ghost: The Theatrical Spirit of Modern Subjectivity -- 3 Samuel Beckett's spectres du noir: The Being of Painting and The Flatness of Film -- 4 The Spirit of Toys: Resurrection, Redemption, and Consumption in Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Beyond
Control code
ocn776812432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 169 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696525
Lccn
2011501839
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56t6j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)776812432

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