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History & Criticism

  • The Pixels of Paul Cézanneby Wim Wenders

    Faber & Faber 2018; US$ 19.99

    The Pixels of Paul Cezanne is a collection of essays by Wim Wenders which he presents his observations and reflections on the fellow artists who have influenced, shaped and inspired him. "How are they doing it?" is the key questions Wenders asks as he looks at the dance work of Pina Bausch, the paintings of Cezanne, Edward Hopper of Andrew Wyeth,... more...

  • Japanese Cinema Between Framesby Laura Lee

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 97.87

    This book explores the rich complexity of Japan’s film history by tracing how cinema has been continually reshaped through its dynamic engagement within a shifting media ecology. Focusing on techniques that draw attention to the interval between frames on the filmstrip, something that is generally obscured in narrative film, Lee uncovers a chief mechanism... more...

  • Women in European Holocaust Filmsby Ingrid Lewis

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 92.52

    This book considers how women’s experiences have been treated in films dealing with Nazi persecution. Focusing on fiction films made in Europe between 1945 and the present, this study explores dominant discourses on and cinematic representation of women as perpetrators, victims and resisters. Ingrid Lewis contends that European Holocaust Cinema underwent... more...

  • The French Cinema Bookby Michael Temple; Michael Witt

    British Film Institute 2018; US$ 30.83

    The French Cinema Book offers an innovative and accessible account of the richness and diversity of French film history from the 1890s to the 2010s. This revised, updated and expanded new edition contains contributions from thirty-six leading commentators on French cinema from around the world.   Michael Temple and Michael Witt assemble a broad... more...

  • Transmediumby Garrett Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    If you attend a contemporary art exhibition today, you’re unlikely to see much traditional painting or sculpture. Indeed, artists today are preoccupied with what happens when you leave behind assumptions about particular media—such as painting, or woodcuts—and instead focus on collisions between them, and the new forms and ideas that those collisions... more...

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lacanian Psychoanalytic Theoryby Daniel Bristow

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 52.60

    In 1968, Stanley Kubrick completed and released his magnum opus motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey ; a time that was also tremendously important in the formation of the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan. Bringing these figures together, Bristow offers a study that goes beyond, as the film did. He extends Lacan’s late topological insights,... more...

  • Political Theory and Filmby Ian Fraser

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2018; US$ 38.99

    Critically examines how radical political theory and its application to film analysis can provide insight to the aesthetic self during political upheaval and conflict more...

  • What Philosophy Wants from Imagesby D. N. Rodowick

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    In recent decades, contemporary art has displayed an ever increasing and complicated fascination with the cinema—or, perhaps more accurately, as D. N. Rodowick shows, a certain memory of cinema. Contemporary works of film, video, and moving image installation mine a vast and virtual archive of cultural experience through elliptical and discontinuous... more...

  • Peripheral Visions / Global Soundsby José Colmeiro

    Liverpool University Press 2018; US$ 89.99

    This book examines contemporary audio/visual production in Galicia as privileged channels through which modern Galician cultural identities have been imagined, constructed and consumed, both at home and abroad. more...

  • Australian Film Theory and Criticism Vol 3by Deane Williams; Constantine Verevis

    Intellect Books Ltd 2018; US$ 84.00

    The third part of a three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 3 concludes the project by gathering together the 'Documents' that were produced during the academicisation of film studies in Australia in the period 1975-85. Through these sources we see the development... more...