February 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 68 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367322540 - CAT# 316618
Series: Routledge Research in Art History
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This book uses intermedial theories to study collage and montage, tracing the transformation of visual collage into photomontage in the early avant-garde period.
Magda Dragu distinguishes between the concepts of collage and montage, as defined across several media (fine arts, literature, music, film, photography), based on the type of artistic meaning they generate, rather than the mechanical procedures involved. The book applies theories of intermediality to collage and montage, which is crucial for understanding collage as a form of cultural production. Throughout, the author considers the political implications, as collages and montages were often used for propagandistic purposes.
This book combines research methods used in several areas of inquiry: art history, literary criticism, analytical philosophy, musicology, and aesthetics.
Part One: Theories of intermediality: form and meaning
1. The history
2. The theory
Part Two: Collage
3. A heterogeneous articulation of meaning: avant-garde visual and verbal collage
4. "The whole shebang!": musical collage and meaning
Part Three: From collage to montage
5. ‘Transparent’ replacements: visual collage and heterogeneous photomontage
6. Intermedial models: film montage and homogeneous photomontage
7. Chasing the ‘greased pig’ of meaning: literary and musical montage