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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 )

142 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1969, 'Signs and Meaning in the Cinema' helped transform the discipline of film studies by incorporating the methodology of structuralism and semiotics. This new edition explores the way in which a new approach to the cinema can be combined with a new approach to aesthetics
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 934 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 )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 844 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 )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after its release, Singin' in the Rain (1951) remains one of the best loved films ever made. Yet despite dazzling success with the public, it never received its fair share of critical analysis. Gene Kelly's genius as a performer is undeniable. Acknowledged less often is his innovatory contribution as director. Peter Wollen's illuminating study of Singin' in the Rain does justice to this complex film. In a brilliant shot-by-shot analysis of the famous title number, he shows how skilfully Kelly weaves the dance and musical elements into the narrative, successfully combining two distinctive traditions within American Dance: tap and ballet. At the time of the film's production, its scriptwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and indeed Kelly himself, were all under threat from McCarthyism. Wollen describes how the fallout from blacklisting curtailed the careers of many of those who worked on the film and argues convincingly that the film represents the high point in their careers. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Geoff Andrew looks at the film's legacy and celebrates the passion, lucidity and originality of Wollen's analysis."--Publisher description
Autopia : cars and culture( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 579 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 by Lynne Cooke( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the politics of visual representation through provocative essays by a distinguished group of scholars, historians, cultural critics and curators. The essays, which span a broad range of subjects, including sci-fi movie making, modern medical imaging, tourist art, politico-economic charting, eighteenth century cabinets of curiosity, and museology, seek to uncover how different cultural contexts translate the meaning of visual information
Who is Andy Warhol?( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 474 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 )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 416 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
Addressing the century : 100 years of art & fashion ; [exhibition] by Hayward Gallery( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gene Kelly : anatomy of a dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 387 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. Uses extended film clips, interviews with colleagues and critics and filmed interview segments from 1976 with Kelly
Readings and writings : semiotic counter-strategies by Peter Wollen( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The films of Hitchcock, Welles and Goddard; the aesthetics of photography and the technology of the cinema; art and revolution in Russia and in Mexico; the avant-gardes in film and in painting - these are among the many topics of Peter Wollen's essays." -- Back cover
Howard Hawks, American artist( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The titles of Howard Hawks' most illustrious works are among the best known of all Hollywood classics. Bring Up Baby, The Big Sleep, Red River and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes are more popular today than they have ever been. The anthology of the best criticism produced about Hawks' films demonstrates the coherence and integrity of his works as a whole, and argues for its centrality to the the tradition of classic Hollywood cinema. A fascinating variety of critics are collected together."--Back cover
Paris Hollywood : writings on film by Peter Wollen( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris Hollywood suggests new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, dance, architecture, anthropology, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Wollen's book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about the cinema but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the 20th century's major art form."--BOOK JACKET
Every man for himself = Sauve qui peut (la vie)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 243 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
Paris/Manhattan : writings on art by Peter Wollen( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passenger by Mark Peploe( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making time : considering time as a material in contemporary video & film by Peter Wollen( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riddles of the sphinx by Laura Mulvey( Visual )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 170 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
Electronic shadows : the art of Tina Keane by Tina Keane( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 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 )

13 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The passenger
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]
Alternative Names
Peter Wollen britischer Theoretiker, Drehbuchautor, Regisseur

Peter Wollen Brits scenarioschrijver

Питер Уоллен

پیتر وولن فیلمنامه‌نویس بریتانیایی

월런, 피터 1938-