By Leo Charney, Vanessa R. Schwartz

Casting apart the normal perception of movie as an outgrowth of images, theater, and the radical, the essays during this quantity think again the connection among the emergence of movie and the wider tradition of modernity. participants, best students in movie and cultural experiences, hyperlink the recognition of cinema within the overdue 19th century to rising cultural phenomena similar to window purchasing, mail-order catalogs, and wax museums.

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In similar fashion, Rappaport and Keller investigate how consumer desires were mediated by the written texts that surrounded and incited them. " Selfridge, the owner of the department store that bore his name, cannily employed advertising and newspaper articles to promote himself, his store, and the vision of women as consumers and London as a commercial metropolis that would support them. By shifting focus from the stores to the manipulations of discourse that surrounded them, Rappaport illustrates that modernity's social phenomena can be understood only through the representations that constructed them.

Paper).  Schwartz, Vanessa R. 481984 Page v CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii Introduction Leo Charney and Vanessa R. Schwartz 1 Part I · Bodies and Sensation 1. Tracing the Individual Body: Photography, Detectives, and Early Cinema Tom Gunning 15 2. Unbinding Vision: Manet and the Attentive Observer in the Late Nineteenth Century Jonathan Crary 46 3. Modernity, Hyperstimulus, and the Rise of Popular Sensationalism Ben Singer 72 Part II · Circulation and Consumer Desire 4. The Poster in Fin-de-Siècle Paris: "That Mobile and Degenerate Art" Marcus Verhagen 103 5.

As Sebeok and others have pointed out. Page 23 Conan Doyle patterned Holmes on his professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, who astonished students and patients with his ability not only to diagnose diseases from symptoms but also to read a person's occupation and background from details of body, gait, and clothing. In 1893 Bell described his method in terms that parallel Holmes: Racial peculiarities, hereditary tricks of manner, accent, occupation or the want of it, education, environment of every kind, by their little trivial impressions gradually mold or carve the individual, and leave finger marks or chisel scores which the expert can detect.

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