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JACOBS Steven

Steven Jacobs is an art historian specialized in the relations between film and the visual arts. His other research interests focus on the visualization of architecture, cities, and landscapes in film and photography. He teaches at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University.

His publications include The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock (2007), Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts (2011), and The Dark Galleries: A Museum Guide to Painted Portraits in Film Noir (2013, with Lisa Colpaert).

Steven Jacobs curated exhibitions at SMAK Ghent (B), Marta Herford (D), Raveelmuseum (B), Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (NL), and various film programs for KASK-Cinema Ghent (B), Cinema Zuid Antwerp (B), and Cinema Muto Pordenone (I), among others. For Cinematek Brussels, he edited the DVD set Art & Cinema: Belgian Art Documentaries (2013).

Current and future research projects include a book on sculpture in film (with Susan Felleman, Vito Adriaensens, and Lisa Colpaert) to be published by Edinburgh University Press, and an edited volume for Routledge on "city symphonies" of the 1920s and 1930s (with Eva Hielscher and Anthony Kinik).

Selection of publications:

 

BOOKS

The Dark Galleries: A Museum Guide to Painted Portraits in Film Noir (Ghent:AraMer, 2013, with Lisa Colpaert).

- Art & Cinema: Belgian Art Documentaries (Brussels: Cinematek, 2013). (Booklet + DVD Set)

- Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2011).

- The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2007).

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

- "Eisenstein's Piranesi and Cinematic Space," in Dirk De Meyer, Bart Verschaffel, and Pieter-Jan Cierkens (eds.), Aspects of Piranesi: Essays on History, Criticism, and Invention (Ghent: A&S Books, 2016), 142-59.

- "Statues Also Die in Marienbad," in Christoph Grunenberg & Eva Fischer-Haussdorf (eds.), Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art (Köln: Wienand Verlag, 2015), 92-105.

 

ARTICLES

- "From Scene to Screen: The Secret Agent by Stan Douglas," Millennium Film Journal 63 (Spring 2016), 12-15.

- The History and Aesthetics of the Classical Film Still," History of Photography 34:4 (2010), 373-86.

 

 

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