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Feb 03, melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: It seems a book that one should have on paper, for the note-taking, and that I obviously need to read. Write a customer review. The fractured modernism exemplified by cubist painting, for example, remained largely confined to experimental, avant-garde work. Read more Read less. Evonne rated it did not like it Aug 27, Buy the selected items together This item: And yet, notes Friedberg, for most of the twentieth century the dominant form of the moving friedebrg was a single image in a single frame.

Deranged Pegasus rated it liked it Sep 12, Friedberg provides sub-chapters with the perspectives of other thinkers between her main chapters, resulting in a historical foreshortening of the past through a contemporary lens.

From the Renaissance idea of the painting as an open window to the nested windows and multiple images on today’s cinema, television, and computer screens: The Virtual Window, published by MIT Press just weeks before the launch of the Vectors “Perception” issue, offers the opportunity to think deeply about the entangled forces that contribute to the evolution of technologies of vision — everything from the etymology of key terms in visual culture to the science of glass manufacturing.


What does it viirtual to “frame” an idea or experience using the new digital technologies? Feb 25, Jacob rated it really liked it.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film. It was really interesting how it tied into the modernization and industrialization of buildings I am learning at the same time in my annd class.

Dec 11, Jill Walker Rettberg is currently reading it. Although frames enabled the picture to be separated from the wall, they required the viewer to be immobilized in relation to the frame.

Open Preview See a Problem? Refreshing new ideas, Brilliant amazing book! Like the window, the screen is at once a surface and a frame—a reflective plane onto which an image is cast and a frame that limits its view.

It opens it closes; it separates the spaces of here and there, inside and outside, in front of and behind.

Review: Anne Friedberg’s “The Virtual Window”

Ane is especially true of The Virtual Window Interactivewhich frledberg patience and experimentation in order to experience it fully. A genuinely eclectic range of primary source material places Stephen Colbert’s “Green Screen Challenge” on a continuum that includes both Hitchcock and Rembrandt; and there is nothing to prevent a user from viewing a cinemascope film within the aperture of a video iPod, or watching excerpts from I Love Lucy in the frame of a Renaissance era stained glass window.

The movie screen, the TV screen, and the computer screen have become part of our everyday experience – substitutes for the architectural window that frames a view, and for the frame around a painting.

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Andrea J Ringenberg rated it it was amazing Dec 20, At first friedverg, Friedberg’s elegantly crafted written work might not seem like an obvious source for digital reinterpretation. All of these examples serve to illustrate and provide further bases for her two main paradoxical tensions: Friedberg’s analysis of Alberti’s window were particularly intriguing.

In The Virtual WindowAnne Friedberg examines the window as metaphor, as architectural component, and as an opening to the dematerialized reality we see on the screen. This book examines the window as metaphor, as architectural component, and as an opening to the dematerialised reality seen on the screen. Taking Alberti’s metaphor as her starting point, Friedberg tracks shifts in the perspectival paradigm as she gives us histories of the architectural window, developments in glass and transparency, and the emerging apparatuses of photography, cinema, television, and digital imaging.

But the Virtual Window Interactive should not be regarded as a mere translation of the book. For further information, visit the companion web-site to the book: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Review of The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft : Projections

Mar 29, Martin rated it liked it. Even as Friedberg employs an interdisciplinary historical sweep that most scholars would be incapable of, she offers grounded and very tightly focused discussions of specific theories and visual practices related to the use of windows and screens from the Renaissance to the age of new media.

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