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    DescriptionIn this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media's reliance on conventions of old media, such as the rectangular frame and mobile camera, and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space. He also analyzes categories and forms unique to new media, such as interface and database.Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory, and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage, and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media, and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media.


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    Title
    The Language of New Media
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lev Manovich
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 173 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780262632553
    ISBN 10: 0262632551
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    DC22: 302.2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
    BIC subject category V2: JFD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.5
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000, SOC026000, LAN004000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27300
    BISAC V2.8: PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC019000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, TEC041000
    DC21: 302.2343
    Thema V1.0: TJK, JBCT, AB, ATFA, JHB, JHBC, GTC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    55
    Publisher
    MIT Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    MIT Press
    Publication date
    07 March 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass.
    Author Information
    Lev Manovich is Professor of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego. His book The Language of New Media (MIT Press, 2001) has been hailed as "the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan."