avant-garde books

From: jason livingston (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Sep 05 2007 - 14:48:32 PDT

You may want to do a search on the Frameworks archive. This topic comes up
pretty regularly. Here are a few titles to get you started, though.
Caveat: selective, incomplete... and I'm certain there are others to add.

Points of Resistance: Women, Power & the New York Avant-garde Cinema.
Lauren Rabinovitz
A Line of Sight. Paul Arthur
Allegories of Cinema: American Film in the Sixties. David E. James
The Most Typical Avant-Garde. David E. James
Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film Avant-Garde, 1919-1945. ed by
Jan-Christopher Horak
Underground film: a critical history. Parker Tyler
Three faces of the film; the art, the dream, the cult. Parker Tyler.
On Jack Smith's "Flaming Creatures" (and other Secret-Flix of Cinemaroc).
J. Hoberman
Hollis Frampton: (nostalgia). Rachel Moore
Film at Wit’s End. Stan Brakhage
An Introduction to the American Underground Film, Sheldon Renan
Experimental Cinema in the Digital Age, Malcolm Le Grice
To Free the Cinema: Jonas Mekas & the New York Underground, ed. David E.
Captured: a film/video history of the lower east side, ed by Clayton
A History of the Avant-Garde Cinema, exhibition catalog, The American
Federation of Arts
Experimental Cinema: A Fifty-Year Evolution. David Curtis.

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