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The book The Semiotics of Light and Shadows: Modern Visual Arts and Weimar Cinema, published by Piotr Sadowski in Bloomsbury Academic will be launched at Hodges Figgis Bookshop, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin 2, on Thursday 25th January 2018, at 6pm.

The event will be opened by Mr. Andrew Conlan-Trant, Executive Dean of Dublin Business School.

The book will be introduced by Professor Ruth Barton from Trinity College Dublin.


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Some testinomials for this exciting new book:

Sadowski's elegantly written account of the use of light and shadow in German cinema of the Weimar era is a welcome reminder of the enduring artistry of this influential filmmaking era. Detailed and erudite, the author traces the use of the shadow as communication back to the ancient Greeks, through Caravaggio and Rembrandt, to Berlin in the 1920s. Always careful to contextualize, Sadowski interweaves a discussion of key historical events and artistic movements with intricate textual analysis. Thoughtfully argued and beautifully illustrated, this is an important contribution to semiotics as a discipline and to the history of film as art.” – Ruth Barton, Associate Professor in Film Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.


Who would have guessed there is so much substance in shadows? What makes shadows solid? How do artists manipulate them? These are some of the questions raised in Sadowski's fascinating investigation into 'the kingdom of shadows'. His solid research shows what the (un)intentional presence or absence of shade and shadow can add to how we 'read' Renaissance visual arts, Weimar cinema, Chinese shadow-theatre, the spiritual world and much much more.” – Olga Fischer, Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.




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