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Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Steven Jacobs, Susan Felleman, Vito Adriaensens, and Lisa Colpaert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Sculpture is an artistic practice that involves material, three-dimensional, and generally static objects, whereas cinema produces immaterial, two-dimensional, kinetic images. These differences are ... More


New Statues for Old Gods

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter addresses the circumstances surrounding the production of monumental new statues of deities in precious materials (such as gold and ivory) in fifth- and fourth-century B.C. Greece. Most ... More


Representation and Identity

Henry P. Colburn

in Archaeology of Empire in Achaemenid Egypt

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452366
eISBN:
9781474476454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452366.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers the construction of individual identities and their representations in various visual media. The prevailing view has been that the 27th Dynasty was characterized by artistic ... More


Memorials and Museums

Robert Aldrich

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the age of empire, colonial promoters sought to mark the very landscape of France with reminders of France’s empire: statues, war memorials, museum collections and buildings. With decolonization, ... More


Introduction: The Marble Camera

Steven Jacobs

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

According to Rudolf Arnheim, “much sculpture lacks the essential quality of life, namely, motion.” This is why, no doubt, marble statues and plaster casts played such an important role in the works ... More


The Sculptor’s Dream: Living Statues in Early Cinema

Vito Adriaensens and Steven Jacobs

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In its earliest years of existence, cinema seems to have been fascinated by stasis and stillness. As if emphasizing its capacity to represent movement, early cinema comprises many scenes in which ... More


From Pompeii to Marienbad: Classical Sculptures in Postwar European Modernist Cinema

Steven Jacobs and Lisa Colpaert

in Screening Statues: Sculpture and Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474410892
eISBN:
9781474438469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410892.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The statue is a significant motif in many key films of the European modernist cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. Famous examples are Les Statues meurent aussi (Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, 1953), ... More


Staging Laughter and Tears: Libanius, Chrysostom and the Riot of the Statues

Jan R. Stenger

in Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474403795
eISBN:
9781474435130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403795.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Riot of the Statues in 387 CE was a decisive moment in the history of Antioch in Syria. After the revolt, tears and public lamentations took over, as the inhabitants awaited imperial punishment. ... More


Statue Production

Ben Russell

in The Economics of the Roman Stone Trade

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656394
eISBN:
9780191765193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656394.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter follows on from the previous two to examine statue production. Beginning with a discussion of the buying process, the question of commissions versus stock products and how the customer ... More


Multidirectional Memory, Many-Headed Hydras and Glasgow

Michael Morris

in Britain's History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781382776
eISBN:
9781786944009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382776.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter forms a case study of memory/amnesia around slavery in Glasgow and proposes that a number of high profile events in the year 2014 may prove to be a turning point in this regard. The ... More


‘Unimpaired remembrance reigns’

Craig Lamont

in The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474443272
eISBN:
9781474496476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the cultural afterlife of the Scottish Enlightenment, which was laid out in more detail in chapter 2. Beginning with a study of Tobias Smollett’s cultural memory, the frame ... More


Literary Tourists and Soldier Heroes

Craig Lamont

in The Cultural Memory of Georgian Glasgow

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474443272
eISBN:
9781474496476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443272.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter looks at the image of Glasgow via the late-Georgian, or Romantic-era, infatuation with literary and military figures. Building on the seminal work of Nicola Watson (Literary Tourism) and ... More


Stone: Lost Ladies

Andrea Ria Stevens

in Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748670499
eISBN:
9780748693757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670499.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Returning to the topics of death, resurrection, and transfiguration with which the book begins, this final chapter explores the stage convention of ‘whiteface’ and the shared materiality of idols, ... More


A City in the Archives: Virginia Woolf and the Statues of London

Diane F. Gillespie

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Woolf's “ongoing examination and disruption of social hierarchies” as revealed in her observation of London statues. It focuses on two books from the personal library of Leonard ... More


Absent Stories in the Urban Novel

Charis Olszok

in The Libyan Novel: Humans, Animals and the Poetics of Vulnerability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457453
eISBN:
9781474491259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In Chapter Four, I move to novels of the city, depicting the heart of Libya’s social and political transformations, while, like the novel of the wilderness, marked by hunger and homelessness, in ... More


A Satyric Paradise: The Form of W. B. Yeats’s “News for the Delphic Oracle”

Michael Cade-Stewart

in Writing Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780989082693
eISBN:
9781781382417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082693.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This essay examines the poetic forms of W. B. Yeats's “The Statues” and “News for the Delphic Oracle” as well as these poems' place in Yeats's Last Poems and Two Plays. “The Statues” is a tragic ... More


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