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The Resource Studios before the system : architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space, Brian R. Jacobson

Studios before the system : architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space, Brian R. Jacobson

Label
Studios before the system : architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space
Title
Studios before the system
Title remainder
architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space
Statement of responsibility
Brian R. Jacobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "By 1915, Hollywood had become the epicenter of American filmmaking, with studio "dream factories" structuring its vast production. Filmmakers designed Hollywood studios with a distinct artistic and industrial mission in mind, which in turn influenced the form, content, and business of the films that were made and the impressions of the people who viewed them. The first book to retell the history of film studio architecture, Studios Before the System expands the social and cultural footprint of cinema's virtual worlds and their contribution to wider developments in global technology and urban modernism
  • "Focusing on six significant early film corporations in the United States and France--the Edison Manufacturing Company, American Mutoscope and Biograph, American Vitagraph, Georges Méliès's Star Films, Gaumont, and Pathé Frères--as well as smaller producers and film companies, Studios Before the System describes how filmmakers first envisioned the space they needed and then sourced modern materials to create novel film worlds. Artificially reproducing the natural environment, film studios helped usher in the world's Second Industrial Revolution and what Lewis Mumford would later call the "specific art of the machine." From housing workshops for set, prop, and costume design to dressing rooms and writing departments, studio architecture was always present though rarely visible to the average spectator in the twentieth century, providing the scaffolding under which culture, film aesthetics, and our relation to lived space took shape."--
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Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
KSU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobson, Brian R
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Film and Culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture studios
  • Motion picture industry
  • ARCHITECTURE
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture studios
  • United States
  • Genres, other
  • Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
  • various
Label
Studios before the system : architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space, Brian R. Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Studios and Systems; 1. Black Boxes and Open-Air Stages: Film Studio Technology and Environmental Control from the Laboratory to the Rooftop; 2. Georges Méliès's "Glass House": Cineplasticity for a Human-Built World; 3. Dark Studios and Daylight Factories: Building Cinema in New York City; 4. Studio Factories and Studio Cities: Paris's Cités du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity; 5. The Studio Beyond the Studio: Nature, Technology, and Location in Southern California; Conclusion: More Than "Dream Factories"; Notes
Control code
ocn960169543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/jaco17280
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 815107
  • d53dca41-dcad-4d76-9262-30802f0e281b
  • 22573/ctt14d32ht
Publisher number
EB00640416
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960169543
Label
Studios before the system : architecture, technology, and the emergence of cinematic space, Brian R. Jacobson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Studios and Systems; 1. Black Boxes and Open-Air Stages: Film Studio Technology and Environmental Control from the Laboratory to the Rooftop; 2. Georges Méliès's "Glass House": Cineplasticity for a Human-Built World; 3. Dark Studios and Daylight Factories: Building Cinema in New York City; 4. Studio Factories and Studio Cities: Paris's Cités du Cinéma and the Inconsistency of Modernity; 5. The Studio Beyond the Studio: Nature, Technology, and Location in Southern California; Conclusion: More Than "Dream Factories"; Notes
Control code
ocn960169543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539661
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/jaco17280
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 815107
  • d53dca41-dcad-4d76-9262-30802f0e281b
  • 22573/ctt14d32ht
Publisher number
EB00640416
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960169543

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