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Art direction and production design

Author: Lucy Fischer
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Series: Behind the silver screen (Series), 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How is the look of a film achieved? In Art Direction and Production Design, six outstanding scholars survey the careers of notable art directors, the influence of specific design styles, the key roles played by particular studios and films in shaping the field, the effect of technological changes on production design, and the shifts in industrial modes of organization. The craft's purpose is to produce an overall  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Fischer
ISBN: 9780813564364 0813564360 9780813564357 0813564352
OCLC Number: 878111487
Description: 202 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Lucy Fischer --
The silent screen, 1895-1928 / Lucy Fischer --
Classical Hollywood, 1928-1946 / Mark Shiel --
Postwar Hollywood, 1947-1967 / Merrill Schleier --
The auteur renaissance, 1968-1980 / Charles Tashiro --
The new Hollywood, 1981-1999 / J.D. Connor --
Hollywood's digital back lot, 2000-present / Stephen Prince --
Academy Awards for Best Art Direction.
Series Title: Behind the silver screen (Series), 9.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Fischer.

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"How is the look of a film achieved? In Art Direction and Production Design, six outstanding scholars survey the careers of notable art directors, the influence of specific design styles, the key roles played by particular studios and films in shaping the field, the effect of technological changes on production design, and the shifts in industrial modes of organization. The craft's purpose is to produce an overall pictorial "vision" for films, and in 1924 a group of designers formed the Cinemagundi Club--their skills encompassed set design, painting, decoration, construction, and budgeting. A few years later, in recognition of their contributions to filmmaking, the first Academy Awards for art direction were given, a clear indication of just how essential the oversight of production design had become to the so-called majors. The original essays presented in Art Direction and Production Design trace the trajectory from Thomas Edison's primitive studio, the Black Maria, to the growth of the Hollywood "studio system," to the influence of sound, to a discussion of the "auteur theory," and to contemporary Hollywood in which computer-generated imagery has become common. By 2000, the Society of Motion Picture Art Directors became the Art Directors Guild, emphasizing the significance of the contributions of art direction and production design to filmmaking."--
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