Antonioni: Centenary Essays

Antonioni: Centenary Essays

By: Laura Rascaroli (editor), John David Rhodes (editor)Hardback

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i"?The cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni (1912--2007) embodies -- more than that of any other director -- the substance of European art cinema. His intensely stylised, stylish, demanding and gratifying films continue to spark controversy and debate -- and inspire intense allegiance. On the centenary of Antonioni's birth, this volume places his work in an expanded field in order to reassess his contribution and continued centrality to world cinema. The contributors to this volume argue for an understanding of his work in a variety of new contexts: transnational cinema; conceptual photography; intermediality; thing theory; ecological and climate change theory; rubbish theory; microhistorical urbanism; the theory of the picturesque; and the theory of style. The Antonioni that emerges across these essays is an artist profoundly engaged in formal experimentation and deeply embedded in the complexities of his cultural and historical moment, whose work, therefore, continues to offer itself as a rich resource for thinking through the contradictory conditions of late modernity in the twenty-first century.

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LAURA RASCAROLIi"?is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Cork. She is the author of The Personal Camera: Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film (2009) and the co-author (with Ewa Mazierska) of From Moscow to Madrid: European Cities, Postmodern Cinema (2003), The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries (2004), and Crossing New Europe: Postmodern Travel and the European Road Movie (2006). She is also the co-editor (with Patrick O'Donovan) of The Cause of Cosmopolitanism: Dispositions, Models, Transformations (2010). JOHN DAVID RHODES is i"?is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Stupendous, Miserable City: Pasolini's Rome (2007) and Meshes of the Afternoon (2011), and the co-editor (with Brian Price) of On Michael Haneke (2010), and (with Elena Gorfinkel) of Taking Place: Location and Moving Image (2011). He is a founding co-editor of the journal World Picture.

Contents

Interstitial, Pretentious, Alienated, Dead: Antonioni at 100/Laura Rascaroli and John David Rhodes Modernities Identification of a City: Antonioni and Rome, 1940-1962/Jacopo Benci Modernity, Put into Form: Blow-Up, Objectuality, 1960s Antonioni/Laura Rascaroli Revisiting Zabriskie Point/Angelo Restivo Reporter, Soldier, Detective, Spy: Watching The Passenger/Robert S. C. Gordon Aesthetics 'Making Love on the Shores of the River Po': Antonioni's Documentaries/Leonardo Quaresima On L'avventura and the picturesque/Rosalind Galt Quasi: Antonioni and Participation in Art/Alexander Garcia Duttmann Face, Body, Voice, Movement: Antonioni and Actors/David Forgacs Medium Specifics Blow-up and the Plurality of Photography/Matilde Nardelli Ten Footnotes To A Mystery/Francesco Casetti Identification of a Medium: Identificazione di una donna and the Rise of Commercial Television in Italy/Michael Siegel Ecologies Antonioni's Waste Management/Karl Schoonover Antonioni's Cinematic Poetics of Climate Change/Karen Pinkus Antonioni and the Development of Style/John David Rhodes Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781844573851
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781844573851
  • weight: 845
  • ISBN10: 1844573850

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