City Of Cinema: Paris 1850 - 1907 - Hardcover


  • City of Cinema traces film’s evolution from an obscure entertainment to the most powerful art form of the 20th century
  • Placing cinema in the context of 19th-century Parisian visual culture, this book brings together posters, paintings, studio and documentary photography, and film stills that evoke Paris as a site of consumption, demonstrate early cinema’s relationship with technology and the fine arts, and highlight local and global spaces of film production. It also examines the aspects of 19th-century visual culture that gave rise to cinema as a quintessentially modern medium with an eager audience
  • Aligning with French beliefs that the nation’s culture would be democratized through consumption, cinema reinforced a set of assumptions about French cultural and political authority and disseminated these ideas to the rest of the world
  • Edited with text by Leah Lehmbeck, Britt Salvesen, Vanessa R. Schwartz. Text by Brian R. Jacobson Designed by David Karwan

Pages: 192

Published: April 2022

Size (cm): 24.8 x 29.8 x 1.9

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