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Wollen, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Wollen
Signs and meaning in the cinema by Peter Wollen( Book )

105 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969, Signs and Meaning in the Cinema transformed the emerging discipline of film studies. Remarkably eclectic and informed, Peter Wollen's highly influential and groundbreaking work remains a brilliant and accessible theorisation of film as an art form and as a sign system. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores the work of Sergei Eisenstein as film-maker, designer and aesthetician. The second, which contains a celebrated comparison of the films of John Ford and Howard Hawks, is an exposition and defence of the auteur theory. The third formulates a semiology of the cinema, invoking cinema as an exemplary test-case for comparative aesthetics and general theories of signification. Wollen's Conclusion argues for an avant-garde cinema, bringing post-structuralist ideas into his discussion of Godard and other contemporaries. Published as part of the BFI Silver series, this fifth edition features a new foreword by film theorist David Rodowick and brings together material from the four previous editions, inviting the reader to trace the development of Wollen's thinking, and the unfolding of the discourse of cinema
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and French and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV reporter David Locke endures a world of defeat and hopelessness. If he could, Locke would walk away from it all and never return. Fortunately, he is able to assume the identity of a recently deceased man, assuming his wardrobe, passport, appointment book, and the dead man's profession as an international gun smuggler
Raiding the icebox : reflections on twentieth-century culture by Peter Wollen( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the past : fashion / Orientalism / the body -- Modern times : cinema / Americanism / the robot -- The triumph of American painting : à rotten rebel from Russia' -- The Situationist International : on the passage of a few people through a rather brief period of time -- Notes from the underground : Andy Warhol -- Morbid symptoms : Komar & Melamid -- Into the future : tourism, language and art
Singin' in the rain by Peter Wollen( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autopia : cars and culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Autopia is not written by car buffs or technical enthusiasts - it consists of over 25 newly commissioned essays, as well as a number of reprinted key texts, by writers, critics, historians, artists and film-makers, all of whom share a critical concern with the consequences of a century of driving. In Autopia the car is treated not as a technological fetish object nor as an instrument of danger. Instead it is examined as a hugely important determinant of twentieth-century culture, neither wholly good nor an unmitigated disaster, but certainly endlessly fascinating."--Jacket
Visual display : culture beyond appearances( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Andy Warhol?( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is Andy Warhol? furthers the study of Warhol as well as paying diverse tributes to a man who refashioned the frontiers of modern culture
Scene of the crime by Ralph Rugoff( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene of the Crime surveys thirty-five years of West Coast art, investigating aesthetic practices that address the art object as a kind of evidence, a clue to absent meanings and prior actions. From seminal works by Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman, Barry Le Va, and Vija Celmins to recent works by artists such as Paul McCarthy, James Luna, Anthony Hernandez, and Sharon Lockhart, this art declares that it is about more than meets the eye and raises the suspicion that a significant segment of contemporary art demands a forensic reading
Gene Kelly anatomy of a dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Gene Kelly who revolutionized musical and movie dancing, making it accessible for all people. Features extended film clips, interviews with colleagues and critics and filmed interview segments from 1976 with Kelly
Addressing the century : 100 years of art & fashion ; [exhibition] by Hayward Gallery( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Armleder figure parmi les exposants
Readings and writings : semiotic counter-strategies by Peter Wollen( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard Hawks, American artist( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthology of the best criticism produced about Hawks' films. Among the critics collected together in this book are Andrew Sarris and Robin Wood who go towards demonstrating the coherence and integrity of Hawks' work
Paris Hollywood : writings on film by Peter Wollen( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris/Manhattan : writings on art by Peter Wollen( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passenger by Mark Peploe( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sauve qui peut (la vie) by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This looks at the sexual and professional lives of three people: a television producer, his ex-girlfriend, and a prostitute, to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom
Making time : considering time as a material in contemporary video & film( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronic shadows : the art of Tina Keane by Tina Keane( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tina Keane's career spans from the 1970s to the present, with her work developing from early performances and video experimentation to her recent installations, neon sculptures and web based events. Electronic Shadows is the first book to comprehensively survey Keane's varied and innovative artistic practice and provides an essential history for the development of video, film and web technology in art."--Jacket
Victor Burgin : una exposición retrospectiva : Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 6 abril-17 junio 2001 by Victor Burgin( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riddles of the sphinx( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[A] landmark fusion of feminism and formal experimentation that seeks to create a non-sexist film language. Invoking and challenging traditional interpretations of the Oedipus story as a movement from matriarchal culture to patriarchal order, the film also probes representation in film itself"--Container
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Peter Wollen britischer Theoretiker, Drehbuchautor, Regisseur

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The passengerRaiding the icebox : reflections on twentieth-century cultureSingin' in the rainAutopia : cars and cultureVisual display : culture beyond appearancesWho is Andy Warhol?Scene of the crimeAddressing the century : 100 years of art & fashion ; [exhibition]