Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art

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Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art gives new and unique insights into the roots of the visual vocabulary of one of Italy’s most reputed film authors. It meticulously researches Visconti’s appropriation of European art in his set and costume design, from pictorial citations and the archaeology of the set to the use of portraits and pictorial references in costume design. Yet it also investigates Visconti’s cinematography in combination with his mise-en-scène in terms of staging, framing, mobile framing, and mirroring. Here not only aesthetic conventions from art but also those from silent and sound cinema have been clearly appropriated by Visconti and his crew.

This book gives answers to the question: where does the visual splendour of Visconti’s films come from?
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSidestone Press
Commissioning bodyCLUE+
Number of pages318
ISBN (Electronic)9789088905506
ISBN (Print)9789088905483, 9789088905490
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

PublisherSidestone Press


  • film history
  • Luchino Visconti
  • film and art
  • intermediality
  • transmediality
  • intramediality
  • Italian cinema
  • cinema and painting
  • intervisuality
  • cinematography
  • set design
  • costume design


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