Edited by Lawrence Kardish. Essays by Bernard Chadère, Jacques Demeure, Michel Subiela, Paul-Louis Thirard, Roger Tailleur, Ado Kyrou, Bernard Pingaud, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean-Paul Tàràk, Robert Benayoun, Louis Seguin, Michel Pèrez, Frédéric Vitoux, Lorenzo Codelli, Alain Garsautl, Jacques Goimard, Michel Sineux, Michael Henry, Gérard Legrand, Isabelle Jordan, Jacques Segond and Petr Kral. Introduction by Michel Ciment.
Hbk, 4.5 x 7.75 in. / 480 pgs / 400 color. | 1/2/2003 | Not available $21.95
Edited by Laurence Kardish and Juliane Lorenz. Essays by Wim Wenders, Jeanne Moreau, Thomas Elsaesser, Georgia Brown, Wolfram Schütte, Harry Baer, Volker Schlèndorff and Hanna Schygulla. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.
Hbk, 10.25 x 12.5 in. / 92 pgs / 52 color. | 7/2/2002 | Not available $16.95
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Laurence Kardish. Text by Ulrich Döge, Thomas Elsaesser, Laurence Kardish, Claudia Lenssen, Eric Rentschler, Werner Sudendorff.
Published in conjunction with The Museum of Modern Art's presentation of 75 feature-length films from the Weimar era, many only recently restored, Weimar Cinema reconsiders the broad spectrum of influential films made in Germany between the World Wars. German and American films competed on the world market, and the stylistic accomplishments of the many German film artists who emigrated to Hollywood before Hitler took power deeply affected American cinema. Weimar Cinema is the first comprehensive survey of this period to include popular films--musicals, comedies, the "daydreams" of the working class--along with the nightmarish classics such as Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse der Spieler and M; F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens; and G.W. Pabst's Pandora's Box. Richly illustrated with film stills, the book examines how and why our understanding of these films has changed in the last half century, and investigates important themes in films from this period, including the portrayal of women and the role of sound. Supplementing the essays is a detailed illustrated filmography of the 75 films featured in the exhibition; each film is accompanied by a brief description and excerpts from contemporaneous reviews.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Laurence Kardish. Text by Laurence Kardish, Kelly Sidley, Michael T. Taussig.
Dutch artist Aernout Mik's moving-image installations meld filmmaking, sculpture and architecture into experiences that are at once compelling and unsettling, irrational yet plausible. The artist designs and constructs architectural spaces that hold his moving images, making the viewer's physical relationship to the piece a critical component of the overall experience. By interrogating the most basic ideas of narrative and reality and rejecting classical cinematic ideals, Mik creates works that are rich in allusion but subversive of codes. Published to accompany the artist's first U.S. retrospective, this volume is a vivid exploration of Mik's work and process. Laurence Kardish, MoMA's Senior Curator in the Department of Film, situates Mik within the history of documentary and nonnarrative cinema, while Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, investigates the ways in which the artist's work changes the way we see reality while simultaneously reinforcing the norms of visual culture. Abundantly illustrated with stills and the artist's own drawings, the book also features detailed descriptions of the installations, an exhibition history and a bibliography, making it the most comprehensive volume on the artist available in English.
Published by KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Essays by Callie Angel, Mary Lea Bandy, Klaus Biesenbach, Laurence Kardish and Wayne Koestenbaum. Forewords by Glenn D. Lowry and Tom Sokolowski.
Prolific, mercurial, thought-provoking, charming, engaging, dynamic, confusing--just like the artist himself, Andy Warhol's films explore the gamut of human emotion. From the time he obtained his first film camera in 1963, up until his death in 1987, Warhol explored and created moving images ranging from epic films, to personal portraits, to programs for cable television, to music videos. In fact, in a mere five years (1963-1968) he produced nearly 650 films including hundreds of silent screen tests--portrait films--and dozens of full-length movies, in styles ranging from minimalist avant-garde to commercial “sexploitation.” His films and videos capture the rich and raw texture of the fertile cultural milieu in which he lived and worked, and are crucial to the understanding of Warhol's work in other media. Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist's screen tests and non-narrative films from 1963-73. Within it we see sequences of his “most beautiful women”--screen tests featuring “Baby” Jane Holzer, Ivy Nicholson, Edie Sedgwick--and other works that showcase a parade of friends, actors, and models--Dennis Hopper, Gerard Malanga and Walter Burn to name just a few. This collection of tests is followed by the artist's non-narrative films including Eat, Sleep, Kiss and Blow Job. All of the artist's film works are enhanced by texts from Mary Lea Bandy, Klaus Biesenbach and others. The worlds of art, photography, film, criticism, lifestyle and fashion unite in Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, as 200 fascinating, full-bleed, remarkably clear, black and white stills provide access into territories both familiar and unexplored.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Lawrence Kardish. Essays by Bernard Chadère, Jacques Demeure, Michel Subiela, Paul-Louis Thirard, Roger Tailleur, Ado Kyrou, Bernard Pingaud, Bertrand Tavernier, Jean-Paul Tàràk, Robert Benayoun, Louis Seguin, Michel Pèrez, Frédéric Vitoux, Lorenzo Codelli, Alain Garsautl, Jacques Goimard, Michel Sineux, Michael Henry, Gérard Legrand, Isabelle Jordan, Jacques Segond and Petr Kral. Introduction by Michel Ciment.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary and the 500th issue of the French film journal Positif--voilá! What could satisfy the cinephile more than an anthology, in English, of the very best Positif articles from the last five decades? A preeminent film magazine since its inception, the monthly Positif has always been at the forefront of critical thought, discerning trends in cinema as they are happening. With over 40 articles covering some of the most notable films of the past 50 years, this compendium reveals how the magazine accomplished that very feat throughout its existence. Read Bernard ChardÀre on Luis Bunuel's Los Olvidados, Paul-Louis Thirard on Maurice Burnan, Robert Benayoun on Frederico Fellini, and other critics on flicks from The African Queen and Hiroshima mon Amour to Reservoir Dogs and Fanny and Alexander. With an introduction by Michel Ciment, the editor of the magazine, and articles by distinguished critics and practitioners, this compilation pays tribute to both the importance of films and the lasting value of Positif.
Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edited by Laurence Kardish and Juliane Lorenz. Essays by Wim Wenders, Jeanne Moreau, Thomas Elsaesser, Georgia Brown, Wolfram Schütte, Harry Baer, Volker Schlèndorff and Hanna Schygulla. Foreword by Glenn D. Lowry.
In this book of writings by and about Fassbinder, revealing statements by the artist himself are published in English for the first time. In addition, film historian Thomas Elsaesser and Georgia Brown, film critic for New York City's Village Voice, provide a critical framework that is at once comprehensive and illuminating; and Frankfurt film critic Wolfram Schtte examines Fassbinder's place within postwar German film history. The volume also contains an illustrated filmography and recollections by colleagues and friends, including Fassbinder's editor, Juliane Lorenz, the actresses Hanna Schygulla and Jeanne Moreau, and fellow directors Wim Wenders and Volker Schlondorff.