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Through the looking glass : John Cage and avant-garde film

Author: Richard H Brown
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: Oxford music/media series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through the Looking Glass examines John Cage's interactions and collaborations with avant-garde filmmakers, and in turn seeks out the implications of the audiovisual experience on Cage's career. The  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brown, Richard H., 1982-
Through the looking glass.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018021953
Named Person: John Cage; John Cage; John Cage
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard H Brown
ISBN: 9780190628079 0190628073 9780190628086 0190628081
OCLC Number: 1035223780
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Audiovisu(ality)(ology) --
The spirit inside each object : Oskar Fischinger, sound phonography, and the "inner eye" --
"Dreams that money can buy" : trance, myth, and expression, 1941-1948 --
Losing the ground : chance, transparency, and cinematic space, 1948-1958 --
"Cinema delimina" : post-Cagean aesthetics, medium specificity, and expanded cinema --
Conclusion : "Through the looking glass" : poetics and chance in John Cage's One¹¹.
Series Title: Oxford music/media series.
Responsibility: Richard H. Brown.

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