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The struggle for form : perspectives on Polish avant-garde film, 1916-1989

Author: Kamila Kuc; Michael O'Pray
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding of avant-garde film, this collection includes writings on the pioneering work of the internationally-acclaimed Franciszka and Stefan Themerson; the Polish Futurists' (Jalu Kurek, Anatol Stern)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Struggle for form.
(OCoLC)863195655
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kamila Kuc; Michael O'Pray
ISBN: 9780231850650 0231850654
OCLC Number: 889646940
Notes: Filmography (p. 175-178).
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover ; Title Page; Copyright; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; 1. The Themersons and the Polish Avant-Garde: Warsaw --
Paris --
London; 2. 'The Inexpressible Unearthly Beauty of the Cinematograph': The Impact of Polish Futurism on the First Polish Avant-Garde Films; Excerpts from the 'Archives' of the Polish Avant-Garde; 3. The Search for a 'More Spacious Form': Experimental Trends in Polish Documentary (1945-1989); 4. Avant-Garde and the Thaw: Experimentation in Polish Cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. 5. Avant-Garde Exploits: The Cultural Highs and Lows of Polish Émigré Cinema6. The Mechanical Imagination --
Creativity of Machines: Film Form Workshop 1970-1977; 7. The 1980s: From Specificity to the New Tradition --
Avant-Garde Film and Video art in Poland; Film Form Workshop: Manifesto and Artists' Statements; 8. A Rebellion à la polonaise; Bibliography; Filmography; Index of Names.
Responsibility: edited by Kamila Kuc & Michael O'Pray.

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This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding of avant-garde film, this collection includes writings on the pioneering work of the internationally-acclaimed Franciszka and Stefan Themerson; the Polish Futurists' (Jalu Kurek, Anatol Stern) engagement with film; the Thaw and animation (Jan Lenica and Walerian Borowczyk, Andrzej Pawlowski, Zbigniew Rybczynski); documentary (Natalia Brzozowska, Kazimierz Karabasz, Wojciech W.

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