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Frank Films

(Out of Print)

By Robert Frank

At the end of the 1950s, photographer Frank decided that he was over with photography and became a filmmaker. Until now, Frank has created more than 25 films and videos, some of them classics of the New American Cinema of the 1950s and 1960s. In his films, Frank amalgamated documentary, fiction, and autobiography, cutting across genres, defying each and every law of Hollywood in his relentless search for truth. In a time where the crass commercialism of Mainstream film’s visual grammar seems to reign supreme, Frank’s film and video work appears to be his most radical and visionary legacy. Frank Films fills a long overdue gap by providing a comprehensive overview of Frank’s films. Essays by Amy Taubin, Philip Brookman, Stefan Griseman, Bert Rebhandl, Thomas Müssiggang, Kent Jones, and Michael Barchet/Pia Neuman discuss the history and the aesthetics of Frank’s film work. The book offers a visually unique approach to Frank’s films: at his request only new stills taken from video tapes were used. The texts and images offer an innovative and in-depth approach to the oeuvre of one of the greatest and most restless artists of the 20th century. Required reading for everyone interested in Robert Frank and the history of American avantgarde film.

Item Number: B4960

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Product Information:
Publisher: Scalo
Year: 2001
Images: color and bw
304 pages



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