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The Resource Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film, William Chapman Sharpe

Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film, William Chapman Sharpe

Label
Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film
Title
Grasping shadows
Title remainder
the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film
Statement of responsibility
William Chapman Sharpe
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With the shadow's seductive associations to sexuality, mystery, danger, intangible power, and death, the use of shadows as artistic technique saturates both classic and modern art forms, and yet the practice remains almost invisible. As the first full-length study of art shadows in over a decade, Grasping Shadows ranges from classic works by Rembrandt, Dickens, Picasso, Disney, and Warhol to contemporary street art, popular songs, billboards, and architecture to propose a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual media, ultimately offering four main categories. Sharpe explores the diverse ways shadows appear in literature, painting, photography, and film, insisting that literary and visual meanings of shadows cannot be separated, and that art-shadows must be analyzed as part of a cultural field in which words and images continually overlap and reinforce each other's meanings. Beginning with a summary of scholarship to date, the introduction addresses how real-world shadows function, and gives an overview of the strategies involved in representing shadows from the Renaissance onward. The first chapter sets out a theory of how the meanings of shadows are generated. Subsequent chapters, each centered on an influential literary text, explore in detail the four kinds of shadows that visual artists and writers use. The last chapter presents a case study of how shadows have impacted the art of the modern city, from Renoir and Zola to film noir to advanced projection systems capturing the shadows of passers-by on streets around the globe. The book concludes with a philosophical meditation on how living with shadows enriches everyday life. "--
  • "Grasping Shadows is the most comprehensive book to date on the artistic use of cast shadows, the first to offer a general theory of how all shadows function in texts and visual images. Accessibly written, it gives new insight into classic works while also exploring contemporary street art, popular songs, and advertising"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharpe, William
Dewey number
701/.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX650.S55
LC item number
S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shades and shadows in art
  • Shades and shadows in literature
  • ART / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
  • Shades and shadows in art
  • Shades and shadows in literature
  • Ästhetik
  • Künste
  • Schatten
  • Schatten
  • Kunst
  • Literatur
  • Film
  • Fotografie
  • Malerei
Label
Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film, William Chapman Sharpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the shadow landscape -- The shadow speaks -- The vital shadow -- The look-elsewhere shadow -- The completing shadow -- The independent shadow -- City of shadows
Control code
990836505
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 420 pages
Isbn
9780190675271
Lccn
2017025180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990836505
Label
Grasping shadows : the dark side of literature, painting, photography, and film, William Chapman Sharpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the shadow landscape -- The shadow speaks -- The vital shadow -- The look-elsewhere shadow -- The completing shadow -- The independent shadow -- City of shadows
Control code
990836505
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 420 pages
Isbn
9780190675271
Lccn
2017025180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)990836505

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