Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9789462983168 Published August 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9789089647184 Published August 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Exposing the Film Apparatus

The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory

Edited by Giovanna Fossati and Annie van den Oever

Exposing the Film Apparatus

Edited by Giovanna Fossati and Annie van den Oever

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

480 pages | 56 color plates | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2016
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9789462983168 Published August 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9789089647184 Published August 2016 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Film archives have long been dedicated to preserving movies, and they’ve been nimble in recent years in adapting to the changing formats and technologies through which cinema is now created and presented. This collection makes the case for a further step: the need to see media technologies themselves as objects of conservation, restoration, presentation, and research, in both film archives and film studies. Contributors with a wide range of expertise in the film and media world consider the practical and theoretical challenges posed by such conservation efforts and consider their potential to generate productive new possibilities in research and education in the field.
 
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Leonardo Reviews
“This eclectic series of essays avoids the danger of prescribing how we each experience but more likely use the moving image, whilst providing a matrix of approaches to thinking about how and why those experiences are the way they are; as such, they will engage graduate and post-graduate audiences.”
André Gaudreault, Université de Montréal
"If dreams come true! The long desired collaboration between film archivists and film scholars has never been as fully realized as in this work, which is, itself, a genuine 'research laboratory.' Adopting an approach that constantly combines fundamental and applied research, the 'materiality of the medium' is studied here in an entirely novel way. Starting with the digital turn, the essential problems of technique and technology have (finally!) returned to the academic zeitgeist."
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