Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The History of Motion Gra... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by textbooksnow-
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: BOOK CONDITION: Used books will have varying degrees of wear, highlighting, and notations. Access codes & supplemental materials may not be included. Inventory is subject to prior sale. SHIPPING: Only Standard shipping to PO Boxes. We are not able to ship to APO/FPOs or Internationally. Orders are shipped from Illinois.
Trade in your item
Get a $1.51
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The History of Motion Graphics Paperback – February 5, 2013

4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$29.95
$22.45 $22.89

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
$29.95 FREE Shipping. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The History of Motion Graphics
  • +
  • A Short Guide to Writing About Motion Graphics
  • +
  • Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design
Total price: $95.50
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Michael Betancourt is a theorist, historian, and artist concerned with digital technology and capitalist ideology. He is the author of The ____________ Manifesto, Beyond Spatial Montage: Windowing, or, the Cinematic Displacement of Time, Motion, and Space, and The Critique of Digital Capitalism. He has exhibited internationally, and his work has been translated into Chinese, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, and Spanish, andpublished in journals such as CTheory, Semiotica, and Leonardo. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (February 5, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1434441504
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434441508
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,132,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
60%
4 star
0%
3 star
40%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 5 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Reynaldo Parla on July 4, 2013
Format: Paperback
Betancourt's The History of Motion Graphics is a much awaited survey on the field. It is a uniquely concise story of the processes that inspired innovation and the insightful stories of the artists that made highly significant aesthetic contributions from the 1920s up to 2003 that continue to inspire various spheres of the commercial industry world wide. A must read for every serious artist and curator interested in the subject.

Rey Parla
Artist
Brooklyn, NY
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I wrote this as a comment to another reviewer but felt the need to add my comments as a brief review as well: This book is SUCH a remarkable accomplishment, that by contrast certain flaws barely register by comparison. This is a serious book, the only one of its kind that covers the depth and breadth its subject's history. It's a scholarly work and not a casual read. If it's the previously unformulated story you're interested in, then you won't be able to put it down. It does have images providing illustrations of particular examples discussed in the book - one's well worth the ink as they are unfamiliar. Yes, in an ideal world there would colorful sequences or a DVD of actual work, but we're in the flawed litigious world where copyrights trump the historical record.
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As the first book written on the history of motion graphics, I expected it to be better.

As a book written in only a few weeks, it's impressive; it's packed with so much information about the history of motion graphics. However, the way it's written is so dense and heavy. It seems it would've been more successful if there were more accompanying visuals or a disc with the works he was talking about. There are a lot of spelling and grammatical errors, which bug me a lot when I read books. This isn't an article that I'm reading online. If I buy a physical book, I expect it to have been proofread before being printed.

It's not a bad book. If you want to learn about the history of motion graphics, go for it, but it'll easily put you to sleep.
1 Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Needs another edit. Loads of spelling and grammar mistakes. Could do with more pictures. Other than that quite concise and in depth.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book was extremely useful when I was writing an essay. It's about to read, not another one book to gaze at screenshots. Those who write something academical will understand me how it's hard to find a suitable source in motion design area. Easy to read, well organised (as well as period splitting), really broad analyses.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The History of Motion Graphics
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The History of Motion Graphics