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• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_184 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1849432643
• ISBN-13 :_9781849432641

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• Description : Craftsmanship has again become fashionable in high places, just as it did in the last few recessions. The concept of craftsmanship has never been as relevant and timely as it is today. Assailed on all sides by – among many other tendencies - flexible working, short-termism, portfolio careers, quick-fix training and the cult of celebrity, it has recently re-entered public debate with a new sense of urgency. Why? This series of linked essays by the man who ran the Royal College of Art for many years explores the crafts in education, in history and literature, in the contemporary arts landscape, in the language, in the digital age, and takes an unsentimental, hard-headed look at craftsmanship today. Only when the romantic cobwebs have been blown away, it argues, can the key importance of the crafts be fully understood. [...] by Publisher : 'Oberon Books'



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_240 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1861898215
• ISBN-13 :_9781861898210

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• Description : From Victor Frankenstein to Dr. Moreau to Doc Brown in Back to the Future, the scientist has been a puzzling, fascinating, and threatening presence in popular culture. From films we have learned that scientists are either evil maniacal geniuses or bumbling saviors of society. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? puts this dichotomy to the test, offering a wholly engaging yet not uncritical history of the cinematic portrayal of scientists. Christopher Frayling traces the genealogy of the scientist in film, showing how the scientist has often embodied the predominant anxieties of a particular historical moment. The fear of nuclear holocaust in the 1950s gave rise to a rash of radioactive-mutant horror movies, while the possible dangers of cloning and biotechnology in the 1990s manifested themselves in Jurassic Park. During these eras, the scientist's actions have been viewed through a lens of fascination and fear. In the past few decades, with increased public awareness of environmental issues and of the impact of technology on nature, the scientist has been transformed once again—into a villainous agent of money-hungry corporate powers. Mad, Bad and Dangerous? also examines biographical depictions of actual scientists, illuminating how they are often portrayed as social misfits willing to sacrifice everything to the interests of science. Drawing on such classic and familiar films as Frankenstein, Metropolis, and The Wizard of Oz, Frayling brings social and film history together to paint a much larger picture of the evolving value of science and technology to society. A fascinating study of American culture and film, Mad, Bad and Dangerous? resurrects the scientists of late night movies and drive-in theaters and gives them new life as cultural talismans. [...] by Publisher : 'Reaktion Books'



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781845112073
• ISBN-13 :_1845112075

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• Description : A classic book on the production and cultural context of European Westerns [...] by Publisher : 'I.B.Tauris'



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_224 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105019203657

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• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_429 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780571167920
• ISBN-13 :_0571167926

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• Description : Vampire literature provides elements of everything from the penny dreadful horrors to powerful doses of myth and eroticism. This anthology includes Bram Stoker's detailed research notes for "Dracula" and an exploration of the historical implications of vampire mythology to the arts. [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_570 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780816646838
• ISBN-13 :_081664683X

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• Description : The landmark biography of one of the twentieth century's most recognizable directors—now back in print [...] by Publisher : ''



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_83 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105016991643

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• Description : The release ofThings to Comein 1936 was one of the key moments in the history of science fiction in the cinema. The film was the brainchild of H. G. Wells, whose worldwide reputation as a thinker had persuaded its producer, Alexander Korda, to offer him a contract giving him virtually total control over the project. Korda drafted a dazzling array of talents to render into pictures Wells's ideas of the future a hundred years hence. His brother, Vincent Korda, a distinguished painter, was employed as art director, and the Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy contributed ideas for futuristic sets. As director, Korda hired William Cameron Menzies, who had practically invented the profession of Hollywood art director through his work with Douglas Fairbanks onThe Thief of Baghdadand Rudolf Valentino onSon of the Sheik, and whose career would climax withGone With the WInd. The result was a landmark in cinematic design. Christopher Frayling shows, with a wealth of illustrations, how the boldness and brilliance of the sets and costumes mark outThings to Comeas British cinema's greatest contribution to the science fiction genre, amply justifying his judgement that "Things to Comeis to modernism asBlade Runneris to postmodernism." [...] by Publisher : 'British Film Inst'



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781909526464
• ISBN-13 :_1909526460

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• Description : This book will trace the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture. It includes new research on the novel's origins, with a reprint of the earliest-known version of the creation scene; visual material on adaptations for the stage, in magazines, on playbills, in prints and in book publications of the nineteenth century; series of visual essays on many of the film versions and their inspirations in the history of art; and Frankenstein in popular culture on posters, advertisements, packaging, in comics and graphic novels. [...] by Publisher : 'Reel Art Press'



• Author :_Christopher Frayling
• Pages :_184 sheets
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• ISBN-13 :_STANFORD:36105000341607

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