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Author Kuc, Kamila, author.

Title Visions of avant-garde film : Polish cinematic experiments from expressionism to constructivism / Kamila Kuc.

Publication Info. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Protocinematic phase: the pioneers (1896-1918). "The cinematograph" and historical consciousness: actualities as the earliest experiments with film in the Polish territories -- Discovering medium specificity: the first Polish claims for film as art -- The first Polish experiment with film: Feliks Kuczkowski's animation in the context of the international avant-garde -- Polish avant-garde movements and film (1919-1945). Karol Irzykowski's Tenth muse: animated film as the highest form of film art -- The theoretical apparatus: Polish futurism and avant-garde film -- Polish avant-garde films, discourses, and the concept of photogenie -- Polish avant-garde film and constructivism -- Conclusion.
Summary Warsaw- and London-based filmmakers Franciszka and Stefan Themerson are often recognized internationally as pioneers of the 1930s Polish avant-garde. Yet, from the turn of the century to the end of the 1920s, Poland's literary and art scenes were also producing a rich array of criticism and early experiments with the moving image that set the stage for later developments in the avant-garde. In this comprehensive and accessible study, Kamila Kuc draws on myriad undiscovered archival sources to tell the history of early Polish avant-garde movements-Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism, and Constructivism-and to reveal their impact on later practices in art cinema.
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Subject Experimental films -- Poland -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kuc, Kamila author. Visions of avant-garde film. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016 9780253023971 (DLC) 2016040997
ISBN 9780253024053 (electronic bk.)
0253024056 (electronic bk.)
9780253023971 (cloth ; alk. paper)