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Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Gundula Kreuzer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

Exploring opera from the perspectives of media studies and technology studies, this pioneering book examines how composers since the late eighteenth century have increasingly integrated specific ... More


From Acosmism to Dialectic: Śaṅkara and Eckhart on the Ontological Status of the Phenomenal Worl

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter uses the dialectical understanding of Śhaṅkara developed in the previous chapter to challenge the conventional understanding of Śhaṅkara's doctrine of the world as one of “illusionism.” ... More


Conclusion

Hugh Nicholson

in Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199772865
eISBN:
9780199897315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772865.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The concluding chapter begins by reiterating the purpose of the foregoing comparison of Eckhart and Śhaṅkara: namely, to dismantle the orientalist dichotomy between world-affirmation and world-denial ... More


Techniques, technologies and cultural form

Robin Nelson

in State of Play: Contemporary 'High-end' TV Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073106
eISBN:
9781781701119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073106.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This chapter draws freely on examples to illustrate the key impacts of technologies on cultural form in TV3. Though technology is not seen as determining cultural forms, it is one of the main forces ... More


Illusionism Cut: The Painting of Victoria Reynolds

Alena Alexandrova (ed.)

in Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823274475
eISBN:
9780823274529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274475.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the work of Victoria Reynolds, whose entire oeuvre situates itself in the context of the tradition of depicting flesh, which usually symbolises the sacrifice of Christ in ... More


Māyā

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Māyā is a philosophical concept often invoked in modern Hinduism to explain the relationship between the universe and the ultimate reality. It conveys a sense of mystery and is suggestive of ... More


Curtain

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores how the proscenium curtain, previously simply a spatial and temporal frame for the performance, increasingly mediated between sound and sight. In the late eighteenth century, ... More


Epilogue: <i>Wagnerian Failure</i>

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera

Looking beyond individual stage technologies, the epilogue proposes that Bayreuth’s Festspielhaus can be understood as a preelectric recording machine, and Angelo Neumann’s touring “Wagner Theater” ... More


The Mannerist Game

Christopher Holliday

in The Computer-Animated Film: Industry, Style and Genre

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474427883
eISBN:
9781474449618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427883.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that mannerism and traditions of mannerist art give greater definition to how computer-animated films playfully dismantle their illusionist activity by making false claims about ... More


Film as Film

Catherine Elwes

in Installation and the Moving Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174503
eISBN:
9780231850803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174503.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how film came into its own as an autonomous art practice in installation. It first considers the material, procedural, industrial, psychoanalytic, phenomenological, political ... More


Theater for the Dead

Jeehee Hong

in Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824855376
eISBN:
9780824868680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855376.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

The second mode of representing theatrical performances is a more complex visual phenomenon than the first. The principal object of inquiry is a set of brick reliefs representing five actors, found ... More


Occult Aesthetics

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter approaches film as a conjuration, a magical act of illusionism that dazzles the audience into believing it. It argues that there is a half-hidden ‘occult’ in the fundamental aesthetics ... More


Conclusion

Wendy Bellion

in Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833889.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book concludes by discussing the possibilities and limits of discernment with a picture that cannot be seen. Charles Willson Peale's Staircase Self-Portrait, painted in 1823, marked the artist's ... More


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