Conceptualizing production studies from a European perspective, the book evaluates the history of European thought on production: theories of practice, the languages, grammars, and poetics of film, practical theories of production systems such as film dramaturgy, and the self-theorizing of European auteurs and professionals.
These essays deal with eleven personalities - eight German, one Dutch, one English and one American - in German history over the last two centuries. They trace the flowering of German culture in areas like print and architecture and painting; and they follow the rise of a political consciousness.
In this illustrated study, John R. Clarke investigates an assortment of Roman erotic art to answer the question of what sex meant to the ancient Romans. The text re-evaluates our understanding of Roman art and society in a study informed by gender and cultural studies.
A guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses. It examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics. It is suitable for peripatetic performers and music lovers, and for those who are interested in musical performance.
Staying Small Successfully A Guide for Architects, Engineers, and Design Professionals Frank A. Stasiowski Today's design professional with entrepreneurial ambitions often has in mind a small firm. Written by a veteran architect and consultant, here is a clear, detailed road map to setting up a small business or guiding an existing one to success.
Shows how the era of monument building in American history arose amidst struggles over race, gender, and collective memory. This book also shows how an image of black slavery was perpetuated while an image of the white soldier was launched in public space. It is intended for readers interested in American culture, race relations, and public art.
This text explores the relationship between the planned or built environment and the occurrence of mental ill-health. It discusses topics such as the impact of the environment as a source of stress and the effects that the environment can have on the quality of relationships between people.
These essays explore the intersections among image, word, and visual habits in shaping realities and subjectivities. Each of the nine authors addresses the following question: How is the constitution of our world and our identities composed of the intricate interweaving of imagery, rhetoric, and shared ways of seeing?
Repetition and seriality are inherent in pornography and is constitutive for its functionality as a film genre, an industry, and an area of gender studies. By linking the styles of the genre to processes of serial production, consumption, and discussion, Schaschek questions the dominant assumptions about pornography and the stability of the genre.
Many South American films that use the popular road movie format to examine regional culture and attitudes, especially in Argentina and Brazil. Pinazza performs a careful cultural analysis of the films and investigates how road movies deal with narratives on nationhood whilst simultaneously inserting themselves in a transnational dialogue.
New York Unbound is a critical examination of the problems and prospects of New York City as it approaches the twenty--first century and a call to arms for a new infusion of energy and creativity in charting its future.
Women on the Edge re-envisions women's cinema as contemporary political practices by exploring the works of twelve filmmakers. Moving on from the 1970s feminist adage that the personal is political, Sharon Lin Tay argues that contemporary women's cinema must exceed the personal to be politically relevant and ethically cogent.