New PDF release: Artificial Darkness: An Obscure History of Modern Art and

By Noam M. Elcott

ISBN-10: 022632897X

ISBN-13: 9780226328973

ISBN-10: 022659775X

ISBN-13: 9780226597751

Darkness has a background and a uniquely glossy shape. specified from evening, shadows, and synthetic mild, “artificial darkness” has been overlooked—until now. in truth, managed darkness was once necessary to the increase of images and cinema, technology and spectacle, and a century of complicated paintings and movie. Artificial Darkness is the 1st publication to historicize and theorize this phenomenon and map its functions throughout a variety of media and artwork forms.

In exploring how synthetic darkness formed smooth artwork, movie, and media, Noam M. Elcott addresses seminal and imprecise works along their websites of production—such as images darkrooms, movie studios, and laboratories—and their websites of reception, together with theaters, cinemas, and exhibitions. He argues that artists, scientists, and entertainers like Étienne-Jules Marey, Richard Wagner, Georges Méliès, and Oskar Schlemmer revolutionized not just photos but in addition every thing surrounding them: the display, the darkness, and the event of our bodies and area. on the center of the publication is “the black screen,” a know-how of darkness that spawned today’s blue and eco-friendly displays and has undergirded a variety of complex artwork and picture practices to this day.

Turning widely used artwork and movie narratives on their heads, Artificial Darkness is a innovative therapy of an elusive, but basic, element of paintings and media history.

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