Alberto Gabriele, The Emergence of Pre-Cinema: Print Culture and the Optical Toy of the Literary Imagination (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

The Emergence of Pre-Cinema: Print Culture and the Optical Toy of the Literary Imagination by Alberto Gabriele The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries. Its comparative angle ranges from…

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New Annual Review about Photography History

Transbordeur – Photographie, histoire, société / Nr. 1 “Musées de photographies documentaires” Edited by Estelle Sohier, Olivier Lugon & Anne Lacoste   Transbordeur is a new annual review about photography history, edited by Christian Joschke & Olivier Lugon. Instead of a strictly aesthetical approach to photography, Transborder aims to…

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New Publication about Pathé Engineers’ Notebooks (1906-1927)

Recherches et innovations dans l’industrie du cinéma: les cahiers des ingénieurs Pathé (1906-1927) Edited by Jacques Malthête and Stéphanie Salmon With contributions by Benjamin Alimi, Camille Blot-Wellens, Saïd Chaouni, Iris Deniozou, Clair Dupré la Tour, François Ede, Rodolphe Gahéry, André Gaudreault, Anne Gourdet-Marès, Frank Kessler, Laurent…

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New Books of Interest

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of several new books by Domitor’s Past President, Scott Curtis, Current President Tami Williams, and Executive Committee members, Oliver Gaycken and Colin Williamson! The books cover an exciting range of topics, including early nontheatrical film in Germany,…

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Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema

The recent publication of Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema, edited by Giovanna Fossati, Tom Gunning, Joshua Yumibe, and Jonathon Rosen (Amsterdam University Press, 2015)  is a vivid example of the possibilities afforded by collaborations between historians and archives. The book consists mainly of…

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