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Eyes Upside Down: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson [NOOK Book]

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Sitney analyzes in detail the work of eleven American avant-garde filmmakers as heirs to the aesthetics of exhilaration and innovative vision articulated by Ralph Waldo Emerson and explored by John Cage, Charles Olson and Gertrude Stein. The films discussed span the sixty years since the Second World War. With three chapters each devoted to Stan Brakhage and Robert Beavers, two each to Hollis Frampton and Jonas Mekas, and single chapters on Marie Menken, Ian Hugo, Andrew Noren, Warren Sonbert, Su Friedrich, ...
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Eyes Upside Down: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson

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Overview


Sitney analyzes in detail the work of eleven American avant-garde filmmakers as heirs to the aesthetics of exhilaration and innovative vision articulated by Ralph Waldo Emerson and explored by John Cage, Charles Olson and Gertrude Stein. The films discussed span the sixty years since the Second World War. With three chapters each devoted to Stan Brakhage and Robert Beavers, two each to Hollis Frampton and Jonas Mekas, and single chapters on Marie Menken, Ian Hugo, Andrew Noren, Warren Sonbert, Su Friedrich, Ernie Gehr, and Abigail Child, Eyes Upside Down is the fruit of Sitney's lifelong study of visionary aspirations in the American avant-garde cinema.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198044116
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/18/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 941 KB

Meet the Author



P. Adams Sitney is a Professor of Visual Art at Princeton University. He has taught at Bard College, New York University, The Cooper Union, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the School of Visual Arts. He is the author of Visionary Film: The American Avan-Garde 1943-1200; Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Film and Literature; Vital Crises in Italian Cinema; and he edited the Film Culture Reader; The Essential Cinema; The Avant-Garde Film; and Stan Brakhage's Metaphors on Vision. In 1969 he co-founded Anthology Film Archives in New York.
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Table of Contents



Introduction: Emersonian Poetics
1. Marie Menken and the Somatic Camera
2. Ian Hugo and Superimposition
3. Stan Brakhage's Autobiography as a Cinematic Sequence
4. Jonas Mekas and the Diary Film
5. Hollis Frampton and the Spectre of Narrative
6. Robert Beavers's Winged Distance/Sightless Measure: The Cycle of the Ephebe
7. Beavers's Second Cycle: The Past in the Present - The Present in the Past
8. Andrew Noren and the Open-Ended Cinematic Sequence
9. Ernie Gehr and the Axis of Primary Thought
10. Warren Sonbert's Movements in a Concerto
11. Brakhage and the Tales of the Tribes
12. Frampton's Magellan
13. Abigail Child: Textual Self-Reliance
14. Su Friedrich: "Giving Birth to Myself"
15. Brakhage: Meditative Cinema
16. Beavers's Third Cycle: The Theater of Gesture
17. Mekas's Retrospection
Conclusion: Perfect Exhilaration
Appendix: Chronology of Films
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