History of Experimental Film and Video

ISBN-10: 1844574369
ISBN-13: 9781844574360
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
Authors: A. L. Rees
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Description: This second edition covers the history of avante-garde film and video, ranging from Cezanne and Dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British video artists in the 1990s. The author also reconstitutes the avante-garde film as  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: BFI Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

This second edition covers the history of avante-garde film and video, ranging from Cezanne and Dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British video artists in the 1990s. The author also reconstitutes the avante-garde film as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the 2nd Edition
Preface
Introduction
Siting the avant-garde
Vision machine
Time base
Point of view
Modernisms
The canonical avant-garde
Origins of the moving image (1780-1880)
Photography
Art and the avant-garde: summary 1909-20
The cubists
Primitives and pioneers (1880-1915)
Futurists
Abstract film
The comic burlesque
The Art Cinema and its circuit
Cine-poems and lyric abstraction
Origins of abstract film
The absolute film
Cubism and popular film
Dada and surrealist film
The French avant-garde 1924-32
Voice and vision in the pre-war avant-garde
Transition: into the 1930s and documentary
Reviewing the first avant-garde
Origins of the post-war avant-garde
Underground
Two avant-gardes (mark 1)?
Structural
Britain, 1966-98
English structuralists
Primitives and post-structuralists
Video stirs
Art and politics
A cinema of small gestures
Rebel waves
Art Cinema's odd couple: Derek Jarman and Peter Greenaway
New pluralism
Black British
Electronic arts
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'Where are we now?'
Points of resistance
Conclusion: In the gallery and on the air
The migrating frame from film to video
Topologies
The origins of the avant-garde and current practice
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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