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Author McBride, Patrizia C., author.

Title The chatter of the visible : montage and narrative in Weimar Germany / Patrizia C. McBride.

Publication Info. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (x, 236 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Open Access e-Books
Knowledge Unlatched
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Weimar-Era Montage: Perception, Expression, Storytelling -- 2. The Narrative Restitution of Experience: Walter Benjamin's Storytelling -- 3. Storytelling in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility: Benjamin on Film and Montage -- 4. Narrating in Three Dimensions: László Moholy-Nagy's "Vision in Motion" -- 5. Narrative Resemblance and the Modernist Photobook -- 6. Abstraction and Montage in the Work of Kurt Schwitters -- Conclusion: Montage after Weimar.
Summary The Chatter of the Visible examines the paradoxical narrative features of the photomontage aesthetics of artists associated with Dada, Constructivism, and the New Objectivity. While montage strategies have commonly been associated with the purposeful interruption of and challenge to narrative consistency and continuity, McBride offers an historicized reappraisal of 1920s and 1930s German photomontage work to show that its peculiar mimicry was less a rejection of narrative and more an extension or permutation of it--a means for thinking in narrative textures exceeding constraints imposed by "flat" print media (especially the novel and other literary genres). McBride's contribution to the conversation around Weimar-era montage is in her situation of the form of the work as a discursive practice in its own right, which affords humans a new way to negotiate temporality, as a particular mode of thinking that productively relates the particular to the universal, or as a culturally specific form of cognition.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2016. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2016 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Language English.
Subject Photography -- Germany -- History -- 1918-1933.
ART -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Germany. (OCoLC)fst01210272
Chronological Term 1918-1933
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: (DLC) 2015031993 (OCoLC)927165925
ISBN 9780472121700 (electronic bk.)
0472121707 (electronic bk.)
9780472900664 (electronic bk.)
0472900668 (electronic bk.)
9780472073030 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0472073036 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
9780472053032 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0472053035 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000058392738
GBVCP 1008667048
GBVCP 1030560943

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