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Visions of avant-garde film : Polish cinematic experiments from expressionism to constructivism / Kamila Kuc.

Author:
Kuc, Kamila [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xv, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary note:
Warsaw- and London-based filmmakers Franciszka and Stefan Themerson are often recognized internationally as pioneers of the 1930s Polish avant-garde. Yet, from the turn of the century to the end of the 1920s, Poland's literary and art scenes were also producing a rich array of criticism and early experiments with the moving image that set the stage for later developments in the avant-garde. In this comprehensive and accessible study, Kamila Kuc draws on myriad undiscovered archival sources to tell the history of early Polish avant-garde movements-Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, and Constructivism-and to reveal their impact on later practices in art cinema.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-223) and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- Protocinematic phase: the pioneers (1896-1918). "The cinematograph" and historical consciousness: actualities as the earliest experiments with film in the Polish territories -- Discovering medium specificity: the first Polish claims for film as art -- The earliest Polish experiment with artist film: Feliks Kuczkowski's animation in the context of the international avant-garde -- Polish avant-garde movements and film (1919-1945). Karol Irzykowski's Tenth muse: animated film as the highest form of film art -- The theoretical apparatus: Polish futurism and avant-garde film -- Polish avant-garde films, discourses, and the concept of photogénie -- Polish avant-garde film and constructivism -- Conclusion.
Subject(s):
Experimental filmsPolandHistory and criticism [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9780253023971 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0253023971 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780253024022 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0253024021 (pbk. : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2016040997
OCLC:
950444447
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