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

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Oxford University Press, Oct 3, 2002 - Art - 480 pages
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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Contents

1 Meshes of the Afternoon
3
2 Ritual and Nature
17
3 The Potted Psalm
43
4 The Magus
83
5 From Trance to Myth
121
6 The Lyrical Film
155
7 Major Mythopoeia
189
8 Absolute Animation
231
10 Apocalypses and Picaresques
293
11 Recovered Innocence
315
12 Structural Film
347
13 The Seventies
371
14 The End of the 20th Century
409
Notes
437
Index
455
Copyright

European Perspectives
269

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About the author (2002)

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

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