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Picturing the Primitive : Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Early German Cinema - Assenka Oksiloff

Picturing the Primitive

Visual Culture, Ethnography, and Early German Cinema

Paperback Published: 30th May 2002
ISBN: 9780312293734
Number Of Pages: 227

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"Picturing the Primitive" explores the relationship between early German cinema and anthropology's fascination with "primitive" cultures. At the core of this study is a mythic first contact between the camera and the non-Western body. The term that binds the two is the 'Primitive', referring both to cultures ostensibly existing outside of modern time and also to a way of seeing the world via the lens. Oksiloff examines how the movie camera, with its capacity to record reality in a supposedly direct fashion, is legitimated by the primitive body in the first decades of the 20th century.

The Body as Artifact: Early Cinema and Ethnography
The Evolution of Vision
Paradise Lost: Adventure and Colonialist Films of the 1910s and 1920s
Leo Frobenius and Kino-Vision
Primal Screen: Early Film Theory and Ethnography
Primitive Modernism: Hofmannsthal's Cinematic Aesthetics
Ethnotopia
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ISBN: 9780312293734
ISBN-10: 0312293739
Series: St Martins Press
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: 30th May 2002
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 14.02  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1