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The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars

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The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars - Jacobs, Steven (Editor), and Hielscher, Eva (Editor), and Kinik, Anthony (Editor)
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The 1920s and 1930s saw the rise of the city symphony, an experimental film form that presented the city as protagonist instead of mere decor. Combining experimental, documentary, and narrative practices, these films were marked by a high level of abstraction reminiscent of high-modernist experiments in painting and photography. Moreover, interwar city symphonies presented a highly fragmented, oftentimes kaleidoscopic sense of modern life, and they organized their urban-industrial images through rhythmic and associative ...

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The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars 2021, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780367459475

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The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art, and Urban Modernity Between the Wars 2018, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138665279

Hardcover