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Anime Through the Looking Glass: Treasures of Japanese Animation




Price: $79.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9783791380148
Published: October 2023

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The magic and mastery of anime springs to life in this gorgeous celebration of the genre that features more than one hundred and fifty full-color frames. A uniquely powerful form of artistic expression, anime has embraced complex and provocative ideas since its inception in the mid twentieth century. This dynamic and wide-ranging book explores eighty key themes of the genre, from wars to natural disasters, nature to ecology, childhood to magic, dystopias to fables. It looks at more than one hundred masterpieces of Japanese animation, including Akira, Ghost in the Shell, One Piece, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies and Howl's Moving Castle, to show how practitioners consistently balance tradition with modernity and how anime's distinct style has influenced other forms of media such as video games, comic books and live-action films. Covering an enormous range of talent-from Isao Takahata, Katsuhiro Otomo, and Makoto Shinkai to Studio Ghibli and Mamoru Oshii - it demonstrates how anime makes room for limitless creativity. Unfettered by the physical constraints of nature's laws, these artists realize our deepest emotions and our wildest dreams. AUTHOR: Nathalie Bittinger is a senior lecturer in film studies at the University of Strasbourg, France. She has published several books on Asian cinema. SELLING POINTS: . PERFECT FOR lovers of anime. . AN EXPLORATION OF A UNIQUELY POWERFUL FORM OF ARTISTIC EXPRESSION: This wide-renaging book examines eighty key themes of anime, from wars to natural disasters, as exemplified in masterpieces including Akira and Princess Mononoke. . AN EXPERT GUIDE: Nathalie Bittinger is senior lecturer in film studies at the University of Strasbourg and the author of several books on Asian cinema. . GORGEOUSLY ILLUSTRATED AND PRODUCED: With 175 vibrant, beautifully reproduced cells and drawings.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9783791380148
Published: October 2023

Number of pages: 192
Width: 216 mm
Height: 262 mm
Depth: not specified

Publisher: Prestel

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