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Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000

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Visionary Film has remained the standard text on the American avant-garde since the publication of its first edition in 1974. It has been hailed as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. In this book P. Adams Sitney discusses the principle genres and the major filmmakers since Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid made their dreamlike film "Meshes of the Afternoon" in 1943. Sitney also identifies the emergence and flowering of a new genre, which he calls Menippean Satire. This edition also includes a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos which had been dropped from the second edition.

Synopsis:

Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.

About the Author

P. Adams Sitney is Professor of Visual Art at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

1. Meshes of the Afternoon

2. Ritual and Nature

3. The Potted Psalm

4. The Magus

5. From Trance to Myth

6. The Lyrical Film

7. Major Mythopoeia

8. Absolute Animation

9. The Graphic Cinema: European Perspectives

10. Apocalypses and Picaresques

11. Recovered Innocence

12. Structural Film

13. The Seventies

14. The End of the 20th Century

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195148862
Author:
Sitney, P. Adams
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Sitney, P. Adams
Author:
null, P. Adams
Location:
New York
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Experimental films
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film, Media,
Subject:
Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film, Media, and Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film, Media, and Performing Arts | Fil
Subject:
m Studies
Subject:
Experimental films -- United States.
Subject:
Film, Media, & Performing Arts | Film Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
MCR 31F
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
73 illus.
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.1 x 9.1 x 0.7 in 1.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Critics hailed previous editions of Visionary Film as the most complete work written on the exciting, often puzzling, and always controversial genre of American avant-garde film. This book has remained the standard text on American avant-garde film since the publication of its first edition in 1974. Now P. Adams Sitney has once again revised and updated this classic work, restoring a chapter on the films of Gregory J. Markopoulos and bringing his discussion of the principal genres and major filmmakers up to the year 2000.
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