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Drawing on a millennia of calligraphy theory and history, Brushed in Light examines how the brushed word appears in films and in film cultures of Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and PRC cinemas. This includes silent era intertitles, subtitles, title frames, letters, graffiti, end titles, and props. Markus Nornes also looks at the role of calligraphy in film culture at large, from gifts to correspondence to advertising. The book begins with a historical dimension, tracking how calligraphy is initially used in early cinema and how it is continually rearticulated by transforming conventions and the integration of new technologies. These chapters ask how calligraphy creates new meaning in cinema and demonstrate how calligraphy, cinematography, and acting work together in a single film. The last part of the book moves to other regions of theory. Nornes explores the cinematization of the handwritten word and explores how calligraphers understand their own work.

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  1. Half Title in Brushed in Light
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Shodo
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  1. Chapter 2. Transformations
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  1. Chapter 3. Defining Calligraphy
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  1. Chapter 4. Force and Form
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  1. Chapter 5. A Prop Unlike Any Other
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  1. Chapter 6. The Shimmering Smudge
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  1. Conclusion: Brushed in Light
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472902439
Related ISBN
9780472132553
MARC Record
OCLC
1227307230
Launched on MUSE
2021-04-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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