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   THE GREAT ART OF LIGHT AND SHADOW  Archaeology of the Cinema ‘The dream of being able to project moving illuminated images on a wall orscreen is almost as old, in the history of humanity, as the dream of flight.’Laurent MannoniFirst published in French in 1995 and now translated into English, LaurentMannoni’s account is widely regarded by historians of the early movingpicture as the best work yet published on the pre-cinema world, throwinglight on a fascinating range of optical media from the twelfth century to theturn of the twentieth: a strange mixture of science, magic, art and deception.Starting from the earliest uses of the camera obscura in astronomy andentertainment,  The Great Art of Light and Shadow  encompasses, among otherdevices, the ‘invention’ and early years of the magic lantern in the seventeenthcentury, the peepshows and perspective views of the eighteenth century,and the many weird and wonderful ninteenth-century attempts to recreate visions of real life in different ways and forms. Along the way these includethe panorama and diorama, early photography, stereography and numerousoptical toys and devices of varying shape and size. Finally there is an accountof the attempts to fuse these effects together into a medium which wouldcombine the realism of photography with the movement of thephenakistiscope and zoetrope.Laurent Mannoni is former Curator of the equipment collections of theCinémathèque Française and the Centre National de la Cinématographie.Richard Crangle is a freelance researcher and writer, formerly AssistantDirector of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and PopularCulture.  Exeter Studies in Film History  General Editors:  Richard Maltby and Duncan Petrie  Exeter Studies in Film History   is devoted to publishing the best new scholarship on the cultural, technical and aesthetic history of cinema. Theaims of the series are to reconsider established orthodoxies and to revise ourunderstanding of cinema’s past by shedding light on neglected areas in filmhistory.Published by University of Exeter Press in association with the Bill DouglasCentre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, the series includesmonographs and essay collections, translations of major works written in otherlanguages, and reprinted editions of important texts in cinema history. Theseries editors are Richard Maltby, Associate Professor of Screen Studies,Flinders University, Australia, and Duncan Petrie, Director of the BillDouglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture, University of Exeter. Parallel Tracks: The Railroad and Silent Cinema  Lynne Kirby (1997) The World According to Hollywood, 1918–1939 Ruth Vasey (1997) ‘Film Europe’ and ‘Film America’: Cinema, Commerce and Cultural Exchange 1920–1939 edited by Andrew Higson and Richard Maltby (1999)  A Paul Rotha Reader  edited by Duncan Petrie and Robert Kruger (1999)  A Chorus of Raspberries  David Sutton (2000)University of Exeter Press also publishes the celebrated five-volume serieslooking at the early years of English cinema,  The Beginning of the Cinema in England  , by John Barnes.   THE GREAT ART OF LIGHT AND SHADOW  Archaeology of the Cinema Laurent Mannoni   Translated and edited by Richard Crangle
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