The now scarce 2005 reprint edition of one of the greatest books on film. A classic returns! The original edition of Amos Vogel’s seminal book, Film as a Subversive Art was first published in 1974, and has been out of print since 1987. According to Vogel–founder of Cinema 16, North America’s legendary film society–the book details the “accelerating worldwide trend toward a more liberated cinema, in which subjects and forms hitherto considered unthinkable or forbidden are boldly explored.”
So ahead of his time was Vogel that the ideas that he penned some 30 years ago are still relevant today, and readily accessible in this classic volume. Accompanied by over 300 rare film stills, Film as a Subversive Art analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use one of the most powerful art forms of our day to exchange or manipulate our conscious and unconscious, demystify visual taboos, destroy dated cinematic forms, and undermine existing value systems and institutions. This subversion of form, as well as of content, is placed within the context of the contemporary world view of science, philosophy, and modern art, and is illuminated by a detailed examination of over 500 films, including many banned, rarely seen, or never released works.
This 2005 edition, published by D.A.P./C.T. Editions, also quickly went out of print and it has not been available since.
Includes Luis Buñuel, Dusan Makavejev, Luis Buñuel, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Connor, Roman Polanski, Vera Chytilova, Alfred Hitchcock, Carolee Schneemann, Peter Watkins, Tony Conrad, Jonas Mekas, Andrei Tarkovsky, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Bresson, Luchino Visconti, Chris Marker, Federico Fellini, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kate Millett, John Cassavettes, Shuji Terayama, William Klein, Russ Meyers, Louis Malle, Woody Allen, Yoko Ono, Michelangelo Antonioni, Agnes Varda, Walerian Borowczyk, Andy Warhol, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Rivette, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Ingmar Bergman, Lindsay Anderson, Roberto Rossellini, Marguerite Duras, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Morrissey, Joseph Losey, Otto Muehl, Hans Richter, Fritz Lang, Jean Genet, Kenneth Anger, Maya Deren, Jean-Luc Godard, Frans Zwartjes, Arrabal, Jack Smith, Stan Vanderbeek, Werner Herzog, Morgan Fisher, Jean Renior, Michael Snow, Robert Frank, Jan Svankmajer, Sam Peckinpah, Paul Sharits, Akira Kurosawa, Yoko Ono, Orson Welles, Frederick Wiseman, Ken Jacobs, Martin Scorcese, Jean Cocteau, Manuel Octavio Gomez, Stanley Kubrick, Norman McLaren, Albert Maysles and David Maysles, to name only a few of the hundreds of film-makers whose works are featured in this essential film book.
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Publication to accompany the exhibition “The Past and Present of Photography” that traveled between The National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo – Japan) and The National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto – Japan) in 1990.
248 works of 42 internationally renowned photographers from the 1920s onwards are presented in this exhibition catalogue, with a number of pages dedicated to each artist. The works are further categorised into five sections: ‘the Past and the Present of Photography,’ ‘Modernism / Asethetics of Photography,’ ‘Expression and Document,’ ‘Wavering Photography,’ and ‘Forms of Absense.’
Artists featured: Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Bernhard & Hilla Becher, Bill Brandt, Brassaï, Arnaud Claass, Ei-Kyu, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Hamish Fulton, Andreas Gursky, Kambee Hanaya, Fuyuki Hattori, Lewis W. Hine, André Kertész, Ihee Kimura, William Klein, Kiyoshi Koishi, Josef Koudelka, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, Daido Moriyama, Martin Parr, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Alexander M. Rodchenko, Sebastião Salgado, August Sander, Michael Schimdt, Charles Sheeler, Toshio Shibata, Osamu Shiihara, W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Stieglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shomei Tomatsu, Shoji Ueda, Weegee, Tadasu Yamamoto, Nobou Yamanaka, Nakaji Yasui.
List of works, biographies and selected bibliographies of the participating artists, along with an introduction given by Tohru Matsumoto are included in the catalogue.
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