Medieval Art and the Look of Silent Film
The Influence on Costume and Set Design
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About the Book
The heyday of silent film soon became quaint with the arrival of “talkies.” As early as 1929, critics and historians were writing of the period as though it were the distant past. Much of the literature on the silent era focuses on its filmic art—ambiance and psychological depth, the splendor of the sets and costumes—yet overlooks the inspiration behind these.
This book explores the Middle Ages as the prevailing influence on costume and set design in silent film. In the wake of World War I, designers overthrew the artifice of prewar style and manners and drew upon what seemed a nobler, purer age to create an ambiance that reflected higher ideals.
About the Author(s)
Lora Ann Sigler
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 120 photos, appendices, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018