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Author Frank, Hannah, 1984-2017, author.

Title Frame by frame : a materialist aesthetics of animated cartoons / Hannah Frank ; edited and with an introduction by Daniel Morgan ; foreword by Tom Gunning.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Editor's introduction / by Daniel Morgan -- Introduction: looking at labor -- Animation and montage, or, Photographic records of documents -- A view of the world : toward a photographic theory of cel animation -- Pars pro toto : character animation and the work of the anonymous artist -- The multiplication of traces : xerographic reproduction and One hundred and one Dalmatians -- Conclusion: the labor of looking.
Summary "This book examines the visual aesthetics of popular American animated cartoons. For most of the twentieth century, the making of cartoons was mechanized and standardized: thousands of drawings were inked and painted onto individual transparent celluloid sheets (called 'cels') and then photographed in succession, a labor-intensive process that was divided across scores of artists and technicians. In order to understand the art, labor, and technology of cel animation, this book analyzes cartoons frame by frame to expose hitherto unseen qualities of the image. What emerges is both a method and an original account of an art formed on the assembly line"--Provided by publisher.
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Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Foreword : Hannah Frank's Pause / Gunning, Tom -- Editor's Introduction / Morgan, Daniel -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Looking at Labor -- 1. Animation and Montage; or, Photographic Records of Documents -- 2. A View of the World: Toward a Photographic Theory of Cel Animation -- 3. Pars Pro Toto: Character Animation and the Work of the Anonymous Artist -- 4. The Multiplication of Traces: Xerographic Reproduction and One Hundred and One Dalmatians -- Conclusion: The Labor of Looking -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Language English.
Subject Animated films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Animated.
Animated films. (OCoLC)fst00809611
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst01027288
Films, cinema.
Media studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Morgan, Daniel, 1977- editor, writer of introduction.
Gunning, Tom, 1949- writer of foreword.
Other Form: Print version: Frank, Hannah, 1984-2017. Frame by frame. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520303621 (DLC) 2018044521
ISBN 9780520972773 (ebook)
9780520303621 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1525/luminos.65 doi
AU@ 000065481999

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