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Art Cinema

Hardcover, 9.1 x 11.4 in., 3.10 lb, 192 pages
US$ 29.99
Celluloid Canvas: Film as an Artistic Medium. A compendium of the development and history of film as art

Celluloid Canvas: Film as an Artistic Medium

A compendium of the development and history of film as art

Movies should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order. —Jean-Luc Godard

Debate over cinema’s credibility as an art form is as old as the medium itself, and largely defined in terms of formal, psychological, ideological, social, or auteurist theories. To explore how artists are also using the medium to investigate a wider range of aesthetic issues that are generally related to modern and contemporary art practices, this book is broken down into 10 subgenres, including abstraction, collage, appropriation, post-surrealism, structuralism, duration, parody, and expanded cinema.

The history of each subgenre is illustrated by over 300 films and filmmakers, from past masters such as Hans Richter, Man Ray, and Stan Brakhage to contemporary artists Stan Douglas, Pipilotti Rist, and Doug Aitken; from art-house legends David Lynch, Jean-Luc Godard, and Luis Buñuel to underground icons and contemporary artists Kenneth Anger, Matthew Barney, Bruce Conner, Michael Snow, Owen Land, and Paul McCarthy.
The author

Paul Young, a journalist and curator based in Los Angeles, has a master’s degree in film directing, and has lectured on the state of video art in Berlin, Barcelona, and Madrid. He curated the exhibit “Remote Viewing: New Video Art from Europe, the Best of Loop” in Los Angeles and Madrid, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and ARTnews.

The editor

Paul Duncan is a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album, Taxi Driver, Film Noir, and Horror Cinema, as well as publications on film directors, film genres, movie stars, and film posters.

Art Cinema
Hardcover, 9.1 x 11.4 in., 3.10 lb, 192 pages
Art Cinema
US$ 29.99