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Regarding the Real: Cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Des O'Rawe


Regarding the real: cinema, documentary, and the visual arts develops an approach to the study of documentary film focussing on its aesthetic and cultural relations to the modern visual arts, especially: animation, assemblage, photography, painting, and architecture. In particular, it examines how documentary practices have often incorporated methods and expressive techniques derived from these art forms. Combining close analysis with cultural history, the book re-assesses the influence of the modern visual arts in subverting the structures of realism typically associated with documentary film ... More

Keywords: Documentary, Visual arts, Experimental Cinema, European Modernism, American Avant-Garde, Photography and Film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099663
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099663.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Des O'Rawe, author
Queen's University of Belfast