Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics


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How can we describe movements in animated films? In Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics, Ryan Pierson introduces a powerful new method for the study of animation. By looking for figures-arrangements that seem to intuitively hold together-and forces-underlying units of attraction, repulsion, and direction-Pierson reveals startling new possibilities for animation criticism, history, and theory. Drawing on concepts from Gestalt psychology, Pierson offers a wide-ranging comparative study of four animation techniques-soft ...

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    • Title: Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics by Ryan Pierson
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Print ISBN: 9780190949754, 0190949759
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    • Edition: 2019
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