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The Resource Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment, Angela Ndalianis

Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment, Angela Ndalianis

Label
Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment
Title
Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment
Statement of responsibility
Angela Ndalianis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tracing the logic of media history, from the baroque to the neo-baroque, from magic lanterns and automata to film and computer games.The artists of the seventeenth-century baroque period used spectacle to delight and astonish; contemporary entertainment media, according to Angela Ndalianis, are imbued with a neo-baroque aesthetic that is similarly spectacular. In Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment, she situates today's film, computer games, comic books, and theme-park attractions within an aesthetic-historical context and uses the baroque as a framework to enrich our understanding of contemporary entertainment media.The neo-baroque aesthetics that Ndalianis analyzes are not, she argues, a case of art history repeating or imitating itself; these forms have emerged as a result of recent technological and economic transformations. The neo-baroque forms combine sight and sound and text in ways that parallel such seventeenth-century baroque forms as magic lanterns, automata, painting, sculpture, and theater but use new technology to express the concerns of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Moving smoothly from century to century, comparing ceiling paintings to the computer game Doom, a Spiderman theme park adventure to the baroque version of multimedia known as the Bel Composto, and a Medici wedding to Terminator 2:3D, the book demonstrates the logic of media histories. Ndalianis focuses on the complex interrelationships among entertainment media and presents a rigorous cross-genre, cross-historical analysis of media aesthetics
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ndalianis, Angela
Dewey number
791.43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.N374 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Media in transition
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  • Motion pictures
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Cinematography
  • Civilization, Baroque
  • Video games
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Cinematography
  • Civilization, Baroque
  • Mass media
  • Mass media
  • Motion pictures
  • Video games
  • Film
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
Label
Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment, Angela Ndalianis
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polycentrism and seriality : (Neo- )Baroque narrative formations -- Intertextuality, labyrinths, and the (Neo- )Baroque -- Hypertexts, mappings, and colonized spaces -- Virtuosity, special-effects spectacles, and architectures of the senses -- Special-effects magic and the spiritual presence of the technological
Control code
57141792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417560691
Lccn
2003059383
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4912
  • 9780262280471
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57141792
Label
Neo-Baroque aesthetics and contemporary entertainment, Angela Ndalianis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-312) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Polycentrism and seriality : (Neo- )Baroque narrative formations -- Intertextuality, labyrinths, and the (Neo- )Baroque -- Hypertexts, mappings, and colonized spaces -- Virtuosity, special-effects spectacles, and architectures of the senses -- Special-effects magic and the spiritual presence of the technological
Control code
57141792
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781417560691
Lccn
2003059383
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 4912
  • 9780262280471
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)57141792

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