Title: Art Cinema - SIGNED 1st Edition/1st Printing
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition
Brand new and very scarce SIGNED first printing of Taschen's ode to non-commercial film, Art Cinema. Hundreds of stills from art, experimental, and avante-garde films, some rare, some quite well-known, some mundane, some just downright bizarre. Signed by renowned author and publisher as well as editor of Taschen's series of film books, Paul Duncan. Also includes the exhortation, "Art is a weapon Use It!" and a cute graphic with gold marker on the black background of the first free endpage without inscription. We will pack it in bubble-wrap to protect the corners and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH24
Synopsis: Celluloid canvas: film as artistic medium
Movies should have a beginning, a middle and end, but not necessarily in that order. Jean-Luc Godard
Debate over film's credibility as an art form is as old as the medium itself, and largely defined in terms of formalist and realist approaches. This book explores how artists have used the medium to explode cinematic conventions and convey a truly expressive cinema one that uses rhythm, color, structure, and content to express a staggering array of ideas and feelings. Broken down into ten subgenres, including collage, appropriation, lyricism, structuralism, parody, and installation, Art Cinema gives a detailed overview of various approaches and how they fit into an art-historical context. Over five hundred films and filmmakers are included, from past masters such as Hans Richter, Man Ray, and Stan Brakhage, to contemporary greats such as David Lynch, Michel Gondry, and Lars von Trier; from art house legends Jean-Luc Godard, Ken Russell, and Luis Buñuel to underground icons and contemporary artists such as Kenneth Anger, Matthew Barney, Bruce Conner, Michael Snow, Chris Marker, and Stan Douglas.
About the Author:
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.
About the author:
Paul Young received his undergraduate degree from USC's school of cinema and television, and a master's degree from the American Film Institute. He has written on contemporary art, architecture, and film for ArtReview, Art News, Variety, Dwell, and Surface, and is the author of L.A. Exposed.
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