Re: looking for good intro text

From: Adam Hyman (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 03 2009 - 20:23:14 PST

I think there is no such single text covering the whole U.S.
David James's Most Typical Avant-Garde, for example, does what you ask, but
covers just Southern California and is 500 pages.

On 12/3/09 7:25 PM, "Bernard Roddy" <email suppressed> wrote:

> Greetings, frameworkers:
> Can anyone think of an introductory text that combines a history of
> experimental film and video IN THE U.S. with a strong discussion of the
> history of artists' organizing, writing, and distribution IN THE US?
> For Great Britain there's David Curtis' A History of Artists' Film and Video
> in Britain. This has the distinct advantage of combining film and video art
> criticism with strong (and introductory) writing about the social history
> behind production, distribution, and critical reception. It includes
> discussion of "little magazines," the "schooling" of film artists,
> institutional support for artists' work in film such as the Experimental Film
> Fund and the Arts Council, as well as issues motivating and confronting
> artists' organizations like the London Filmmakers' Co-op.
> I'd love to find something like this for the U.S. It would include a history
> of things like Canyon Cinema and the Film-Makers' Co-op, Cinema 16 and
> Anthology Film Archives, in addition to offering a critical context for
> student work.
> Thanks in advance.
> Bernie
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