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Title The struggle for form : perspectives on Polish avant-garde film, 1916-1989 / edited by Kamila Kuc & Michael O'Pray.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 182 pages :) : illustrations
Note Filmography (p. 175-178).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index.
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.
Summary 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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Subject Experimental films -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Kuc, Kamila, editor.
O'Pray, Michael, author.
Other Form: Print version: Struggle for form. 9780231169837 0231169833 (OCoLC)863195655
ISBN 9780231850650 (electronic bk.)
0231850654 (electronic bk.)
9780231169837 (pbk.)
9780231169820 (cloth)
Music No. EB00640546 Recorded Books