Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-Garde

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With ruminations on drawing, color and caricature, on the political meaning of fairy-tales, talking animals and human beings as machines, "Hollywood Flatlands" brings to light the links between animation, avant-garde art and modernist criticism. Focusing on the work of aesthetic and political revolutionaries of the inter-war period, Esther Leslie reveals how the animation of commodities can be studied as a journey into modernity in cinema. She looks afresh at the links between the Soviet Constructivists and the Bauhaus, for ...

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