The Vatican to Vegas

The History of Special Effects

A guided tour through the nuanced politics of architectural illusion, »The Vatican to Vegas« takes the reader from lavish Baroque fantasies of the seventeenth century to the Electronic Baroque of today. The ›scripted spaces‹ described by Norman Klein are punctuated with devices widely used in special effects since 1500: shocks, surprise twists, grand fakes and copies. Since its publication 2004, »The Vatican To Vegas« has emerged as a classic across many fields, from media, architecture, to the fine arts and urban planning. Its timing was ironic: Klein assumed in 2004 that the future of scripted illusion was about to radically shift. This new edition brings the ironic story up to the present, and into the digitally overwhelmed ›scripted spaces‹ of the future.

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27 December 2022, ca. 520 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6169-9

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Norman M. Klein

Norman M. Klein, California Institute of the Arts, USA

Author(s)
Norman M. Klein
Book title
The Vatican to Vegas The History of Special Effects
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 520
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 60 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-6169-9
Commodity Group
1725
BIC-Code
JFSG JFD JHB RGC
BISAC-Code
SOC026030 SOC052000 HIS054000 SOC026000
THEMA-Code
JBSD JBCT JHB RGC
Release date
27 December 2022
Edition
1.
Topics
Medien, Raum, Kulturgeschichte, Stadt
Readership
Urban Studies, Media Studies, History, Architectural Studies, Cultural Studies, Urban Planning, Theater History, Art History
Keywords/Tags
Animation, Special Effects, Cinema, Scripted Spaces, Theming, City, Media, Space, Urban Studies, Media History, Cultural History, Media Studies

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