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Title: Maya Deren and the American Avant-garde
Description: Berkeley, Univ. of California Press, (2001). orig.cloth. 23x15cm, xv,331 pp. Minor rubbing. Some binding and page-edge soil. VG. Contents: Deren's Work and the Arts; Deren's Writings and Film Theory; Deren's Films and Their Form: The Historical Lens; Poetics and Savage Thought: About Anagram [Annette Michelson]; The Modernist Poetics of Maya Deren [Renata Jackson]; Aesthetic Agencies in Flux: Talley Beatty, Maya Deren, and the Modern Dance Tradition in Study in Choreography for Camera [Mark Franko]; "The Eye for Magic" Maya and Melies [Lucy Fischer]; In the Eyes of Her Contemporaries; The Ethics of Form: Structure and Gender in Maya Deren's Challenge to the Cinema [Maureen Turim]; Moving the Dancers' Souls [Ute Holl]; Maya Deren's Ethnographic Representation of Ritual and Myth in Haiti [Moira Sullivan]; The Terms of Her Legend and Legacy: Maya Deren Herself [Catherine M. Soussloff]; Maya Deren [Jane Brakhage Wodening]; Seeing Double(s): Reading Deren Bisexually [Maria Pramaggiore]; Maya Deren and Me [Barbara Hammer]; Appendix: An Anagram of Ideas on Art, Form and Film [Maya Deren]. [Regarded as one of the founders of the postwar American independent cinema, the legendary Maya Deren was a poet, photographer, ethnographer, filmmaker and impresario. Her efforts to promote an independent cinema have inspired filmmakers for over fifty years. Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) ranks among the most widely viewed of all avant-garde films. The eleven essays gathered here examine Maya Deren's writings, films, and legacy from a variety of intriguing perspectives...." - Publisher's description]

Keywords: American Avant-Garde Cinema, Art Criticism, Film Theory, Maya Deren, , , , , ,

Price: US$ 59.00 Seller: Expatriate Bookshop of Denmark
- Book number: BOOKS012764I

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