Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000 by P. Adams SitneyVisionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000 by P. Adams Sitney

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

byP. Adams Sitney

Paperback | September 15, 2002

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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 in1974. 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.
P. Adams Sitney is Professor of Visual Art at Princeton University.
Title:Visionary Film: The American Avant-Garde, 1943-2000Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.71 inPublished:September 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019514886X

ISBN - 13:9780195148862

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Table of Contents

1. Meshes of the Afternoon2. Ritual and Nature3. The Potted Psalm4. The Magus5. From Trance to Myth6. The Lyrical Film7. Major Mythopoeia8. Absolute Animation9. The Graphic Cinema: European Perspectives10. Apocalypses and Picaresques11. Recovered Innocence12. Structural Film13. The Seventies14. The End of the 20th CenturyNotesIndex

Editorial Reviews

"It is an event of no small importance that a work has now appeared on personal film that ranks as a first-rate work of critical analysis, bearing comparison with the best criticism in more traditional media. This book signals a coming of age for the literature of personal film.... For thosewho have never been able to see the films discussed, Visionary Film creates a powerful motivation to do so."--Afterimage