Thursday, 21 February 2013

Ebook of the week!


Rossaak, E. (2011).  Between Stillness and Motion : Film, Photography, Algorithms.  Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press
Since the development of film as an artistic medium in the 1890s, there has been an inherent tension between still photographic images and moving cinematic images, from their form and function to the messages they convey and their impact on the beholder and on culture at large. This volume, one of the first book-length works to analyze, critique, and further the international debate about the meaning and use of motion and stillness in film and photography, takes these concepts out of the theoretical arena of cinematic studies and applies them to the wider and ever-changing landscape of images and media.

Reviews

Markgraf, S. (2012). Still Things Move, Afterimage, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 37-38.