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The Resource Bright signals : a history of color television, Susan Murray

Bright signals : a history of color television, Susan Murray

Label
Bright signals : a history of color television
Title
Bright signals
Title remainder
a history of color television
Statement of responsibility
Susan Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First demonstrated in 1928, color television remained little more than a novelty for decades as the industry struggled with the considerable technical, regulatory, commercial, and cultural complications posed by the medium. Only fully adopted by all three networks in the 1960s, color television was imagined as a new way of seeing that was distinct from both monochrome television and other forms of color media. It also inspired compelling popular, scientific, and industry conversations about the use and meaning of color and its effects on emotions, vision, and desire. In Bright Signals Susan Murray traces these wide-ranging debates within and beyond the television industry, positioning the story of color television, which was replete with false starts, failure, and ingenuity, as central to the broader history of twentieth-century visual culture. In so doing, she shows how color television disrupted and reframed the very idea of television while it simultaneously revealed the tensions about technology's relationship to consumerism, human sight, and the natural world
Member of
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Susan
Dewey number
621.388/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1992.3.U5
LC item number
M86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sign, storage, transmission
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Color television
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
Target audience
adult
Label
Bright signals : a history of color television, Susan Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And now: Color" : early color systems -- Natural vision versus "tele-vision" : defining and standardizing color -- Color adjustments : experiments, calibrations, and color training, 1950-1955 -- Colortown, USA : expansion, stabilization, and promotion, 1955-1959 -- The wonderful world of color : network programming and the spectacular real, 1960-1965 -- At the end of the rainbow : global expansion, the space race, and the Cold War
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780822371304
Lccn
2017051308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1000022826
  • (OCoLC)1000022826
Label
Bright signals : a history of color television, Susan Murray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"And now: Color" : early color systems -- Natural vision versus "tele-vision" : defining and standardizing color -- Color adjustments : experiments, calibrations, and color training, 1950-1955 -- Colortown, USA : expansion, stabilization, and promotion, 1955-1959 -- The wonderful world of color : network programming and the spectacular real, 1960-1965 -- At the end of the rainbow : global expansion, the space race, and the Cold War
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 pages
Isbn
9780822371304
Lccn
2017051308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1000022826
  • (OCoLC)1000022826

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