Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment by Angela Ndalianis
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment
By Angela Ndalianis

Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment

By (author) See other recent books by Angela Ndalianis
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $43.95
Your Price: $39.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment by Angela Ndalianis

Book Description

The artists of the seventeenth-century baroque period used spectacle to delight and astonish; contemporary entertainment media, according to Angela Ndalianis, are imbued with a neo-baroque aesthetic that is similarly spectacular. In Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment, she situates today's film, computer games, comic books, and theme-park attractions within an aesthetic-historical context and uses the baroque as a framework to enrich our understanding of contemporary entertainment media. The neo-baroque aesthetics that Ndalianis analyzes are not, she argues, a case of art history repeating or imitating itself; these forms have emerged as a result of recent technological and economic transformations. The neo-baroque forms combine sight and sound and text in ways that parallel such seventeenth-century baroque forms as magic lanterns, automata, painting, sculpture, and theater but use new technology to express the concerns of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Moving smoothly from century to century, comparing ceiling paintings to the computer game Doom, a Spiderman theme park adventure to the baroque version of multimedia known as the Bel Composto, and a Medici wedding to T erminator 2:3D, the book demonstrates the logic of media histories. Ndalianis focuses on the complex interrelationships among entertainment media and presents a rigorous cross-genre, cross-historical analysis of media aesthetics.

Buy Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment book by Angela Ndalianis from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780262640619
ISBN-10: 0262640619
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...

Books By Author Angela Ndalianis


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Neo-Baroque Aesthetics and Contemporary Entertainment book by Angela Ndalianis and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Angela Ndalianis

Angela Ndalianis is Associate Professor and Head of the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Angela Ndalianis close
Contemporary Comic Book Superhero by Angela Ndalianis
» close