Advertisement

Introduction

  • Kristian MoenEmail author
Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Animation book series (PAANI)

Abstract

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a lively and multifaceted animation culture had emerged in New York. From animated films to commercial displays to educational exhibits, animation was inspiring creative activity and transforming media. With animation’s distinctive aesthetic and expressive potentials being used in diverse ways, New York witnessed a rich and vibrant milieu of motion. The introduction sets out how this animation culture will be explored in the book, as well as situating it within wider historical contexts and conceptual frameworks. In doing so, the introduction highlights the variety of animated forms, overlapping ideas and innovative approaches that were being developed within New York’s animation culture.

References

  1. Barrier, Michael. Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.Google Scholar
  2. Bell, David A. “Total History and Microhistory: The French and Italian Paradigms.” In A Companion to Western Historical Thought, edited by Lloyd Kramer and Sarah Maza. Blackwell: Malden, MA, 2002.Google Scholar
  3. Brewer, John. “Microhistory and the Histories of Everyday Life.” Cultural and Social History 7, no. 1 (2010): 87–109.Google Scholar
  4. Buchan, Suzanne. “Introduction: Pervasive Animation.” In Pervasive Animation, edited by Suzanne Buchan, 1–21. New York: Routledge, 2013.Google Scholar
  5. Chartier, Roger. “General Introduction: Print Culture.” In The Culture of Print: Power and the Uses of Print in Early Modern Europe, edited by Roger Chartier, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane, 1–10. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1989.Google Scholar
  6. Cochrane, I. L., ed. Display Animation, 1937: The Year Book of Motion Displays. New York: Reeder-Morton Publications, 1937.Google Scholar
  7. Cochrane, I. L., ed. Display Animation, 1938: The Year Book of Motion Displays. New York: Reeder-Morton Publications, 1938.Google Scholar
  8. Cowan, Michael. “Taking it to the Street: Screening the Advertising Film in the Weimar Republic.” Screen 54, no. 1 (December 2013): 463–479.Google Scholar
  9. Crowther, Bosley. “Cartoons on the Screen; A Momentary Consideration of Who Makes Them, How Many and Why.” New York Times, February 13, 1938.Google Scholar
  10. “Dali Prophesies ‘Mobile’ Jewels,” Vogue, January 1, 1939.Google Scholar
  11. “Ford’s Titanic Animation.” Display, August 1939.Google Scholar
  12. Gregory, David S. “Is Small Beautiful? Microhistory and the History of Everyday Life.” History and Theory 38, no. 1 (February 1999): 100–110.Google Scholar
  13. Hagener, Malte. “Institutions of Film Culture: Festivals and Archives as Network Nodes.” In The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building and the Fate of the Avant-Garde in Europe, 1919–1945, edited by Malte Hagener, 283–305. New York: Berghahn, 2014.Google Scholar
  14. Hellman, Geoffrey T. “Oh, Where Is My Wandering Brooch Tonight.” New Yorker, July 1, 1939.Google Scholar
  15. Ingalls, Robert P. Herbert H. Lehman and New York’s Little Deal. New York: New York University, 1975.Google Scholar
  16. Kachur, Lewis. Displaying the Marvelous. MIT Press: Cambridge, 2001.Google Scholar
  17. Leslie, Esther. “Animation and History.” In Animating Film Theory, edited by Karen Beckman, 25–36. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.Google Scholar
  18. McLaren, Norman. Archives. University of Stirling.Google Scholar
  19. Nead, Lynda. The Haunted Gallery: Painting, Photography, Film c. 1900. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.Google Scholar
  20. “New York Is Not America.” Department Store Buyer, February 1940.Google Scholar
  21. New York Panorama. New York: Random House, 1938.Google Scholar
  22. New York World’s Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records, New York Public Library.Google Scholar
  23. Ohmer, Susan. George Gallup in Hollywood. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.Google Scholar
  24. Okrent, Daniel. Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center. New York: Penguin, 2003.Google Scholar
  25. Rajewsky, Irina O. “Intermediality, Intertextuality, and Remediation: A Literary Perspective on Intermediality.” Intermedialités, no. 6 (Autumn 2005): 43–64.Google Scholar
  26. Rebay, Hilla. Records. Guggenheim Archives, New York.Google Scholar
  27. Seaton, George W. Cue’s Guide to New York City. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1940.Google Scholar
  28. Smith, Terry. Making the Modern: Industry, Art, and Design in America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.Google Scholar
  29. The WPA Guide to New York City. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982. First published in 1939.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Film and TelevisionUniversity of BristolBristolUK

Personalised recommendations