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  • Pixar and the Aesthetic Imaginationby Eric Herhuth

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    In Pixar and the Aesthetic Imagination , Eric Herhuth draws upon film theory, animation theory, and philosophy to examine how animated films address aesthetic experience within contexts of technological, environmental, and sociocultural change. Since producing the first fully computer-animated feature film, Pixar Animation Studios has been a creative... more...

  • Selling Women's Historyby Emily Westkaemper

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Assessing a dazzling array of media from the 1900s to the 1970s, including advertisements, films, magazines, and greeting cards, Selling Women?s History reveals how popular culture helped teach Americans about the accomplishments of their foremothers. Emily Westkaemper examines how Madison Avenue co-opted women?s history, using it to sell everything... more...

  • Movie Comicsby Blair Davis

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    Movie Comics is the first book to study the long history of comics-to-film and film-to-comics adaptations, covering everything from silent films starring Happy Hooligan to sound films and serials featuring Dick Tracy and Superman to comic books starring John Wayne and Bob Hope. Blair Davis tracks the artistic coevolution of films and comics, investigates... more...

  • No One Told Me Not to Do Thisby Jay Ryan

    Akashic Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    The third book from the iconic underground poster artist. more...

  • Concise Dictionary of Popular Cultureby Marcel Danesi

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 89.99

    In this user-friendly dictionary of popular culture, over 800 A-to-Z entries provide historical information, definitions, and brief commentaries about the theories, media forms, fads, celebrities and icons, genres, and commonly-used terms relevant to the study of popular culture. Includes cross-references and a thematic table of contents. more...

  • Beautiful Warby Philip D. Beidler

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    Beautiful War: Studies in a Dreadful Fascination is a wide-ranging exploration of armed conflict as depicted in art that illustrates the constant presence of war in our everyday lives. Philip D. Beidler investigates the unending assimilation and pervasive presence of the idea of war in popular culture, the impulses behind the making of art out of... more...

  • Star Wars Propagandaby Pablo Hidalgo

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 32.00

    A Star Wars authority deepens and extends our appreciation of the Star Wars galaxy with this imaginative "history" featuring striking full-color artwork?created exclusively for this entertaining volume?that examines the persuasive messages used to intimidate and inspire the citizenry of the galaxy far, far away. . . . A Star Destroyer hovering... more...

  • Animation and the American Imagination: A Brief Historyby Gordon Arnold

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    From the early 1900s onwards, animated cartoons have always had a wide, enthusiastic audience. Not only did viewers delight in seeing drawn images come to life, tell fantastic stories, and depict impossible gags, but animation artists also relished working in a visual art form largely free from the constraints of the real world. This book takes a... more...

  • W.J.T. Mitchell's Image Theoryby Kre?imir Purgar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    W.J.T. Mitchell ? one of the founders of visual studies ? has been at the forefront of many disciplines such as iconology, art history and media studies. His concept of the pictorial turn is known worldwide for having set new philosophical paradigms in dealing with our vernacular visual world. This book will help both students and seasoned scholars... more...

  • The New French Coutureby Elyssa Dimant

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 23.99

    A gorgeous, groundbreaking survey of the evolution of the world?s renowned French ateliers, from the vision of their founding designers to those today who both preserve the signature iconographies and bring their own interpretations to bear on modern couture fashion. The world awaits Paris?s flawless fashion presentations year after year, just as... more...