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Author Graf, Alexander
Title Avant-Garde Film
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2007
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Series Avant-Garde Critical Studies ; v.v. 23
Avant-Garde Critical Studies
Note Intro -- AVANT-GARDE FILM -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Abstraction, Surrealism, Futurism: The Cinema of the Historical Avant-Garde -- Hans Richter and Viking Eggeling: The Dream of Universal Language and the Birth of The Absolute Film -- Frames and Windows: Visual Space in Abstract Cinema -- Berlin - Moscow: On the Montage Aesthetic in the City Symphony Films of the 1920s -- Man Ray's Films: From Dada to Surrealism -- On Mário Peixoto's Limite -- Dancing with Light: Choreographies of Gender in the Cinema of Germaine Dulac -- Mayakovsky: Film: Futurism -- Post-War American and European Experiments -- The Interiority of Space: Desire and Maya Deren -- Stan Brakhage's Film Testament: The Four Faust Films -- Light-Play and the Aesthetics of Avant-Garde Film -- Paul Sharits: from Cinematic Movement to Non-directional Motion -- Changes in experimental filmmaking between the 1920s and the 1960s: On Luis Buñuel -- It's a Kind of Magic: World Construction in French Surrealist and Belgian Magical Realist Fiction and Cinema -- Peter Kubelka's Arnulf Rainer -- Danish Avant-Garde Filmmakers of the 1960s: Technology, Cross-aesthetics and Politics -- New Technologies and Media Convergence: The Contemporary Avant-garde Film -- French Experimental Cinema: the Figural and the Formless - Nicolas Rey's Terminus for you (1996) and Pip Chodorov's Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (2002) -- The Stammering Frame: on recent French and Austrian Film Experiments -- Inscriptions of Light and The 'Calligraphy of Decay': Volatile Representation in Bill Morrison's Decasia -- From Video Art to Video Performance: The Work of Ulrike Rosenbach -- New Media and Feminist Interventions: Valie Export's Medial Anagrams -- The Paracinema of Anthony McCall and Tony Conrad -- List of Illustrations -- About the Authors -- Index
This volume on avant-garde film has emerged as part of a wider reassessment of 20th century avant-garde art, literature and film carried out in the framework of a research project at the University of Edinburgh. It paves the way for a fresh assessment of avant-garde film and develops its theory as an integral part of a newly defined conception of the avant-garde as a whole, by closing the gap between theoretical approaches towards the avant-garde as defined on the basis of art and literature on the one hand and avant-garde cinema on the other. It gathers contributions by the most esteemed scholars in the field of avant-garde studies relating to the "classical" avant-garde cinema of the 1920s, to new trends emerging in the 1950s and 1960s and to the impact that innovative technologies have recently had on the further development of avant-garde and experimental film. The contributions reflect the broad range of different moving-image media that make up what we refer to today simply as "film", at the same time as reconsidering the applicability of the label "avant-garde", to offer a comprehensive and updated framework that will prove invaluable to scholars of both Moving Image Studies and Art History disciplines
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Graf, Alexander Avant-Garde Film Leiden : BRILL,c2007 9789042023055
Subject Experimental films - History and criticism
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Alt Author Scheunemann, Dietrich
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