Contents

Contributors and Collaborators

Acknowledgements

1 Foundations

What It Is

Mapping Chaos

Turning Points

Periods

Guilty, but with an Explanation

Traces

You Won’t Find…

A Hybrid

The First Period

The First Period spans the years before the screening of Émile Cohl’s film Fantasmagorie in Paris, France. There is no ‘animation’ as such there, but the film still incorporates many features that look like what nowadays we would consider to be animation. We will call this period ‘Before Fantasmagorie (0–1908)’.

2 Before Fantasmagorie (0–1908)

Archaeology

Phidias’ Animating Chisel

Representation

The Motion Analysis

Music

The Meaning of the Implicit Movement

An Object of Philosophy

Pre-History I

Science, Science, Science

Writing with Light

Pre-History ...

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