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PROJECTED ART HISTORY: BIOPICS, CELEBRITY CULTURE AND THE POPULARIZING OF AMERICAN ART. Reprint. Doris Berger. Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2015. International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics, 7. English edition first published 2014 {Worldwide 160641}. Original German edition published 2009 as Projizierte Kunstgeschichte: Mythen und Images in den Filmbiografien uber Jackson Pollock und Jean-Michel Basquiat by Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld. 364 pp. with 98 ills. 22 x 14 cm. LC 2013-49439 ISBN 9781501315732 In English.
Publisher's description: Biopics on artists influence the popular perception of artists' lives and work. Projected Art History highlights the narrative structure and images created in the film genre of biopics, in which an artist's life is being dramatized and embodied by an actor. Concentrating on the two case studies, Basquiat (1996) and Pollock(2000), the book also discusses larger issues at play, such as how postwar American art history is being mediated for mass consumption. This book bridges a gap between art history, film studies and popular culture by investigating how the film genre of biopics adapts written biographies. It identifies the functionality of the biopic genre and explores its implication for a popular art history that is projected on the big screen for a mass audience.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1990 — Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 170040
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