Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation

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Indiana University Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 514 pages
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"... its encyclopedic style will find it a place in the library of everyone interested in the subject."  -- Kirkus Reviews

"This exciting and informative encyclopedia... is a worthy and welcome addition to our library on world-wide cartooning... this is a marvelous compendium, one that belongs on the coffee-table and on the scholar's shelf." -- Journal of Popular Culture

"... this valuable effort... promises to be the basic reference on its subject for some time to come."  -- Booklist

"Enthusiastically recommended as both a fascinating story and an incredible reference resource for both scholars and aficionados of the art of film." -- Choice

"Best of all, though, are the author's unexpectedly clever insights."  -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"This encyclopedic survey of commercial and fine art animation is well illustrated and international in scope; few new books on animation contain as much material as this important volume." -- Wilson Library Bulletin

The long-awaited English-language edition of a classic study of world animation, Cartoons provides the first comprehensive, detailed history and critique of cinema animation world-wide. Over 70 countries, 2,000 animators, and 3,000 films are covered in this lavishly illustrated, authoritative, and encyclopedic account.

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This chronological history analyzes animated film as an autonomous art form that has nevertheless been affected by the economics of live-action cinema as well as social and political forces (e.g., the ... Read full review

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An excellent and thorough book that explores the very vast story of animation history. A must-have for any art enthusiast. There is no other book like this out there.

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About the author (1994)

GIANNALBERTO BENDAZZI is a founding member of the Society for Animation Studies and a former member of the board of directors of ASIFA (Association internationale du film d'animation).

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