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Still moving : the film and media collections of the Museum of Modern Art

Author: Steven Higgins; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York, NY : Museum of Modern Art, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Founded in 1935, The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media is home to one of the most important film archives in the world. The collections include over twenty thousand works, from the earliest movies to the most contemporary moving picture art - from a twenty-seven-second film made by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise in 1893 to video art and media works by artists such as Chris Marker, Pipilotti  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.).
Still moving.
New York, NY : Museum of Modern Art, 2006
(OCoLC)607863157
Online version:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.).
Still moving.
New York, NY : Museum of Modern Art, 2006
(OCoLC)608310205
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Higgins; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 0870703269 9780870703263
OCLC Number: 75188114
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 375 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Foreword / Glenn D. Lowry --
Preface / Mary Lea Bandy --
Introduction and acknowledgments / Steven Higgins --
The Edison collection --
Early cinema. The Biograph collection ; The D.W. Griffith collection --
1920s. The Douglas Fairbanks collection --
1930s --
1940s. The David O. Selznick collection --
1950s. The Joseph Cornell collection --
1960s. The Andy Warhol collection --
1970s --
1980s --
1990s --
2000s. the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center.
Responsibility: Steven Higgins.

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"Founded in 1935, The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media is home to one of the most important film archives in the world. The collections include over twenty thousand works, from the earliest movies to the most contemporary moving picture art - from a twenty-seven-second film made by W.K.L. Dickson and William Heise in 1893 to video art and media works by artists such as Chris Marker, Pipilotti Rist, and Joan Jonas. Here, for the first time, is a volume that celebrates this remarkable archive, with over five hundred images from individual films, drawn largely from the Museum's collection of still photographs. Special sections detail significant collections, including those of works by Andy Warhol and Joseph Cornell, of films starring Douglas Fairbanks, and of films produced by the Edison and Biograph companies, two of the world's first commercial film producers. An introduction by Steven Higgins, Curator in the Department of Film and Media, outlines the history of the Museum's collections and gives some insight into how The Museum of Modern Art goes about fulfilling its mandate: acquiring, preserving, and exhibiting these extraordinary and singular works, which form such a large part of the history of the moving image."--BOOK JACKET.

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