Thresholds: Interwar Lens Media Cultures. 1919-1939
Mats Jönsson, Louise Wolthers, Niclas Östlind (Ed.)
University of Götenborg, Hasselblad Foundation, Center for Collaborative Visual Research & Walther Koenig, 2021
This richly illustrated anthology about film and photography between 1919 – 1939 offers a range of new perspectives on European lens media cultures.
Thresholds is a collection of 18 original essays by prominent scholars and experts presenting hitherto unseen material, original case-studies and critical reflections of concepts such as ‘the new vision’. It features imagery ranging from aerial views to microphotography, from geopolitical mappings, to race biological typologies, from satirical and surrealist montage to didactic films, and from cinema screenings of feature films, newsreels, and documentaries to personal portraits and amateur imagery.
Thus, this book probes the entangled practices of film and photography through the flows of aesthetics, techniques, ideas, and individuals in this formative era.