Animation: A World History: Volume I Foundations - The Golden Age
By: Giannalberto Bendazzi (author)Hardback
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A continuation of 1994's groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi's Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume I traces the roots and predecessors of modern animation, the history behind Emile Cohl's Fantasmagorie, and twenty years of silent animated films. Encompassing the formative years of the art form through its Golden Age, this book accounts for animation history through 1950 and covers everything from well-known classics like Steamboat Willie to animation in Egypt and Nazi Germany.
With a wealth of new research, hundreds of photographs and film stills, and an easy-to-navigate organization, this book is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.
A former professor at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Universita degli Studi of Milan, Italian-born Giannalberto Bendazzi has been thoroughly investigating the history of animation for more than forty years. A founding member of the Society for Animation Studies, he authored or edited various classics in various languages, and has lectured extensively on every continent.
*FOUNDATIONS What it is Mapping chaos Turning points Periods Guilty, but with an explanation Traces You won't find... A hybrid *BEFORE FANTASMAGORIE Archaeology Phidias's animating chisel Representation The motion analysis Music The meaning of the implicit movement An object of philosophy Pre-history 1 Science, science, science Writing with light Pre-history 2 A static mirror? The flipbook Emile Reynaud Birth of the theatre optique The theatre optique and how it worked On with the lantern show Colour Music Frame-by-frame Arthur Melbourne-Cooper Walter Robert Booth Edwin S. Porter James Stuart Blackton *THE SILENT PIONEERS The Cradle Days of heaven and hell Culture Cinema Narrative, non-narrative Fantasmagorie The Fathers Emile Cohl Georges Melies The first abstract cinema Arnaldo Ginna Leopold Survage Winsor McCay Colour *SILENT AMERICA 1 The Fathers' Sons Comics, animation, cinema Birth of the industry Raoul Barre Cut-Insert-Replace John Randolph Bray The IFS Other American artists Willis O'Brien Instruments and language *SILENT AMERICA 2 The Fleischer Brothers Felix, Pat and Otto Messmer Terry and the Fables Bowers unbound Lantz's debut Bray, Hurd, Mintz Sarg and Dawley The young Walt Disney *SILENT EUROPE The individualists Great Britain Ireland France Lortac Advertisers and illustrators Germany: Animation in the Weimar Republic The matrix Walther Ruttmann Viking Eggeling Hans Richter Lotte Reiniger Austria Switzerland Denmark Storm P. Sweden Grogg the sailor man Other Swedish animators Norway Finland Spain Portugal Hungary The rest of Europe Russia/Soviet Union Ladislas Starewich After the revolution Ukraine *SILENT ASIA Japan The narrator *SILENT LATIN AMERICA Mexico Colombia Brazil Chile Argentina: the world's first animated feature film Quirino Cristiani *SILENT AFRICA Union of South Africa *SILENT OCEANIA Australia *THE GOLDEN AGE Steamboat Willie Sync or sink The non-concurrence factor Sound *AMERICA LAUGHS! Walt Disney the tycoon The fixed star Human or animal? Years of expansion The ones who made the magic Another Disney folly The pillar brother At Disney's animation declines The Twelve Rules of the Nine Men Animation heads west The masters' master Lantz, from the Rabbit to the Woodpecker Ub Iwerks Mintz, Krazy and Columbia Van Beuren Terrytoons and Mighty Mouse The Fleischers: Betty Boop, Popeye and two feature films Warner Brothers Tex Avery Bob Clampett Carl W. Stalling, musical animator Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer: Cat, Mouse, Tex Tashlin the wanderer The American avant-garde Animation in Canada *EUROPE Great Britain Len Lye France Anthony Gross Berthold Bartosch Alexandre Alexeieff Belgium The Netherlands Germany in Nazi time Hans Fischerkoesen The Brothers Diehl Heinz Tischmeyer Hans Held Wolfgang Kaskeline Avant-garde Oskar Fischinger Austria Switzerland Denmark Norway Sweden Czechoslovakia Poland Stefan and Franciszka Themerson Hungary George Pal Yugoslavia Italy Greece Spain Catalan vibrancy The Edad Dorada Barcelona's entrepreneurs Barcelonese feature-length films Madrid Valencia Portugal *SOVIET UNION Russia Ukraine Lithuania Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia *ASIA Japan Ofuji Noburo Masaoka Kenzo Kimura Hakuzan A Brave New World The changed frame around Mochinaga Tadahito and his legacy Ichikawa Kon China *LATIN AMERICA Mexico Colombia Venezuela Brazil Argentina *AFRICA Egypt Union of South Africa *
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