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The Quay Brothers: Into a Metaphysical Playroom

Suzanne Buchan


This work is the first thorough analysis of the creative oeuvre of the Quay Brothers. Known for their animation shorts that rely on puppetry, miniatures, and stop-motion techniques, their fiercely idiosyncratic films are fertile fields for the author’s engaging descriptions and provocative insights into the Quays’ art, and into the art of independent puppet animation. This book’s aesthetic investigation stems from extensive access to the Quay Brothers’ artistic practices and work, which spans animation and live-action film, stage design, and illustration. It also draws on a long acquaintance w ... More

Keywords: Quay Brothers, animation, puppetry, miniatures, stop-motion animation, puppet animation, montage, sound, music

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816646586
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816646586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Suzanne Buchan, author