Cinematic Landscapes:

Observations on the Visual Arts and Cinemas of China and Japan

Edited by: Linda C. Ehrlich and David Desser

Cinematic Landscapes Cover This major first study of the relationship between Chinese and Japanese art and film demonstrates that national cinemas cannot be completely understood without considering their indigenous traditions.  In these pioneering original essays, noted film and art scholars from the U.S., Europe, Australia, China and Japan explore how the spatial consciousness, compositional techniques, and construction of images in traditional and modern art forms also inform filmmaking in China and Japan.


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