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Composing for the Films

Eisler, Hans

ISBN 10: 0234771488 / ISBN 13: 9780234771488
Published by Dennis Dobson, 1951
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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This copy was published in 1947 by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS!!!! Book is in very good shape, with nice black cloth covers, tight binding, crisp clean pages. Minor corner and edge wear, light overall wear/aging, some marks to first page -- otherwise, nice. Jacket is also solid, in very good minus condition, with minor corner and edge wear, several minor tears to edges, fading and scuffing to spine, price-clipped, and now a mylar cover for protection. Bookseller Inventory # 088264

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Title: Composing for the Films

Publisher: Dennis Dobson

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Minus

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This classic account of the nature of film music aesthetics was first published in 1947. Its value comes from a unique combination of talents and experience enjoyed by the book's authors. Eisler's time at Hollywood gave him a particular insight on the technical questions which arise for composers when music is used in the production of films, while Adorno was able to contribute on wide aesthetic and sociological matters as well as specifically musical questions. Above all, the authors envisaged the book as a contribution to the study of modern, industrialized culture; and, in this respect, it has a particular importance to the whole area of cultural studies.

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Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) was a founder and arguably the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School. He worked with Max Horkheimer at the New York Institute for Social Research and later taught at the University of Frankfurt until his death in 1969. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory.Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) began composing for films in the late 1920s. He emigrated to the US in the 1930s where he write a number of scores for Hollywood productions, including None But The Lonely Heart and Renoir's The Woman on the Beach.

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