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    DescriptionAvant-garde film is almost indefinable. It is in a constant state of change and redefinition. In his highly-acclaimed history of experimental film, A.L. Rees tracks the movement of the film avant-garde between the cinema and modern art (with its postmodern coda). But he also reconstitutes the film avant-garde as an independent form of art practice with its own internal logic and aesthetic discourse. In this revised and updated edition, Rees introduces experimental film and video to new readers interested in the wider cinema, as well as offering a guide to enthusiasts of avant-garde film and new media arts. Ranging from Cezanne and Dada, via Cocteau, Brakhage and Le Grice, to the new wave of British film and video artists from the 1990s to the present day, this expansive study situates avant-garde film between the cinema and the gallery, with many links to sonic as well as visual arts. The new edition includes a review of current scholarship in avant-garde film history and includes updated reading and viewing lists. It also features a new introduction and concluding chapter, which assess the rise of video projection in the gallery since the millennium, and describe new work by the latest generation of experimental film-makers. The new edition is richly illustrated with images of the art works discussed.


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    Title
    A History of Experimental Film and Video
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) A.L. Rees
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844574377
    ISBN 10: 1844574377
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    DC22: 791.4301
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    DC22: 791.43/6110941
    LC classification: PN1995.9.E96 R39 2011
    DC23: 791.436110941
    Thema V1.0: ATFN
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    60 black & white halftones, 35 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    British Film Institute
    Imprint name
    BFI PUBLISHING
    Publication date
    15 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A.L. REES is a Research Tutor in Visual Communication, Royal College of Art, London.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction to the 2nd Edition Preface Introduction Sitting the Avant-Garde Vision Machine Time Base Point of View Modernisms PART I: 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 Poular 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 Underground Two Avant-Gardes (Mark 1)? Structural PART II: BRITAIN, 1966-98 English Structuralists Primitives and Post-Structralists 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 yBa "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