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Huhtamo, Erkki.

Illusions in motion : media archaeology of the moving panorama and related spectacles / Erkki Huhtamo.

Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, ©2013.
Physical Description:
xix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
ND2880 .H84 2013 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-423) and index.
Subject Terms:
Mass media and culture.
Panoramas -- Psychological aspects.
Popular culture.

  • Preface : the formation of a panoramaniac
  • Introduction : moving panorama--a missing medium
  • The incubation era : antecedents and anticipations
  • Large as life, and moving : the peristrephic panorama
  • Rolling across the stage : the moving panorama and the theatre
  • Transformed by the light : the diorama and the "dioramas"
  • Panoramania : the mid-century moving panorama craze
  • Panoramania in practice : Albert Smith and his moving panoramas
  • An excavation : the moving panorama performance
  • Intermedial tug of war : panoramas and magic lanterns
  • Sensory bombardment : a medium's final fanfares
  • Imagination in motion : the discursive panorama
  • Conclusion : from panoramas to media culture.