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Museum Movies : The Museum of Modern Art and the Birth of Art Cinema / Haidee Wasson.

Author/Creator:
Wasson, Haidee, author., Author,
Publication:
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2005]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (327 pages)
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Histoire -- États-Unis -- United States.
Films (pellicule cinématagraphique) -- Conservation -- États-Unis.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- Preservation -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Haidee Wasson provides a rich cultural history of cinema's transformation from a passing amusement to an enduring art form by mapping the creation of the Film Library of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, established in 1935. The first North American film archive and museum, the film library pioneered an expansive moving image network, comprising popular, abstract, animated, American, Canadian, and European films. More than a repository, MoMA circulated these films nationally and internationally, connecting the modern art museum to universities, libraries, women's clubs, unions, archives, and department stores. Under the aegis of the museum, cinema also changed. Like books, paintings, and photographs, films became discrete objects, integral to thinking about art, history, and the politics of modern life.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1. Making Cinema A Modern Art
2. Mannered Cinema/ Mobile Theaters
3. The Mass Museology Of The Modern
4. An Awkward And Dangerous Task
5. Rearguard Exhibition
6. Enduring Legacies
Appendix: Film Programs Of The Museum Of Modern Art, 1934-1949
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780520937833
OCLC:
1100519034
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520937833 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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