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Wharfie Animator Harry Reade, The Sydney Waterfront, and the Cuban Revolution

Wharfie Animator: Harry Reade, The Sydney Waterfront, and the Cuban Revolution

1st Edition

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Max Bannah
December 21, 2020

This book examines the life of the Australian artist Harry Reade (1927–1998) and his largely overlooked contribution to animation. It constitutes a biography of Reade, tracing his life from his birth to his period of involvement with animation between 1956 and 1969. It explores the forces that ...

A Moving Subject

A Moving Subject

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Giannalberto Bendazzi
November 23, 2020

Description: A Moving Subject offers a collection of essays from around the world. From Italy to the Middle East, from an analysis of A Night on Bald Mountain to African cinema animation, these essays help to paint the world of animation in a comprehensive and international manner. Handpicked by ...

Michael Dudok de Wit A Life in Animation

Michael Dudok de Wit: A Life in Animation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andrijana Ruzic
November 16, 2020

This unique survey of the career of Michael Dudok de Wit discusses all of his works and offers a glimpse into his private life. The biography of this European master of 2D animation, born in the Netherlands and based in London, is the first complete overview of the well-defined and canonic opus of ...

Václav Trojan Music Composition in Czech Animated Films

Václav Trojan: Music Composition in Czech Animated Films

1st Edition

Marco Bellano
August 27, 2019

This book explores the Czech composer Václav Trojan (1907-1983) and his compositions for Jiri Trnka's films, a very influential puppet stop-motion animator. Trnka is regarded as one of the finest outcomes of Czech art in the aftermath of the Second World War and inspiration for contemporary ...

Infinite Animation The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

Infinite Animation: The Life and Work of Adam Beckett

1st Edition

Pamela Taylor Turner
January 28, 2019

This book examines the life and animated art of the late Adam K. Beckett. Beckett is known for his six award-winning animations, made between the years 1972-1975, that were ground-breaking at the time and that continue to influence artists today. He is also recognized for his contributions to the ...

Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age

Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age

1st Edition

Rolf Giesen
October 18, 2018

Rolf Giesen’s Puppetry, Puppet Animation and the Digital Age explores the unique world of puppetry animation and its application in the digital age. With the advent of digital animation, many individuals see puppetry and 2D animation as being regulated to a niche market. Giesen’s text argues ...

Redesigning Animation United Productions of America

Redesigning Animation: United Productions of America

1st Edition

Cinzia Bottini
August 14, 2018

The animation studio United Productions of America (UPA) was able to challenge Disney supremacy in the 1950s entertainment market by creating cutting-edge animated cartoons. UPA films express a simplified audiovisual language consisting of stylized layout designs, asymmetrical compositions, colors ...

Floating Worlds A Short History of Japanese Animation

Floating Worlds: A Short History of Japanese Animation

1st Edition

Maria Roberta Novielli
January 31, 2018

Through the analysis of the work of the main Japanese animators starting from the pioneers of 1917, the book will overview the whole history of Japanese animated film, including the latest tendencies and the experimental movies. In addition to some of the most acclaimed directors Miyazaki Hayao, ...

Twice the First Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film

1st Edition

Giannalberto Bendazzi
October 31, 2017

Giannalberto Bendazzi brings to light some of the lost relics of animation history with his new book, Twice the First: Quirino Cristiani and the Animated Feature Film. Unlike other works, however, Bendazzi focuses on the growth of animation in non-western countries. This book particularly ...

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