Thursday at 16:00 in the Filmhuset Biblioteket

Welcome to a book launch at the library of the Swedish Film Institute in Filmhuset. John Fullerton will talk about his new book “Picturing Mexico: From the Camera Lucida to Film” with Dr. Doron Galili. The event will be followed by a reception and light refreshments.

John Fullerton is Professor of Cinema Studies at Stockholm University. Picturing Mexico considers the eighteenth-century topographical view, the early-nineteenth-century painted panorama, and the pictorial organisation of lithographs and photographs of Mexico made by nineteenth-century visitors to the country from Europe and North America. It re-conceptualises our understanding of the development of film as a medium embedded in nineteenth-century popular visual culture, and offers new insights into the relation of film to the tradition of nineteenth-century optical transcription, highlighting practices that help characterise ‘cinema’ before the advent of cinema.
The book will be offered for sale at the event for a special price of 330kr (please bring cash).

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