Film as a Subversive Art

Film as a Subversive Art

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Author/Contributor(s): Vogel, Amos ; Shellenberger, Herb ; MacDonald, Scott
Publisher: Film Desk Books
Date: 2021
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW

Published by Film Desk Books, 2021
Sewn bound hardcover with dust jacket
First printing of 3,000 copies
336 pages
9x6.5 inches

"Film as a Subversive Art takes an outstanding place‰Û_in the already extensive literature on film. It‰۪s pictorial enlightenment and its text make it an invaluable work.‰۝‰ÛÓLuis Bu̱uel

‰ÛÏVogel‰۪s masterpiece is one of the truly iconic books on cinema.‰۝‰ÛÓGreg de Cuir Jr., independent curator and writer

‰ÛÏA manifesto that wages war on cinema‰۪s orthodoxies.‰۝‰ÛÓNick Pinkerton, The Village Voice

‰ÛÏAmos Vogel is the moral conscience of the world of cinema.‰۝‰ÛÓWerner Herzog

‰ÛÏOne of the great pioneers of the avant-garde film.‰۝‰ÛÓYoko Ono

‰ÛÏThe man was a giant.‰۝‰ÛÓMartin Scorsese

Amos Vogel‰۪s seminal book Film as a Subversive Art was first published in 1974 and, in Vogel‰۪s own words, detailed, ‰ÛÏthe accelerating worldwide trend toward a more liberated cinema, in which subjects and forms hitherto considered unthinkable or forbidden are boldly explored.‰۝ It is now available again in this newly restored edition, in which hundreds of errors have been corrected. Accompanied by over three hundred rare film stills, newly sourced and re-scanned for this edition.

This revised edition of the book edited by Jim Colvill and Herb Shellenberger. New foreword by Herb Shellenberger.

Amos Vogel (1921‰ÛÒ2012) was born in Vienna and emigrated to the United States in 1938, eventually ending up in New York City. From 1947 to 1963 Vogel and his wife Marcia ran Cinema 16, the most successful and influential membership film society in North American history. In 1963 Vogel founded the Lincoln Center Film Department and was co-founder of the New York Film Festival, which he ran until 1968. He was a longtime faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania‰۪s Annenberg School and a regular contributor to The Village Voice and Film Comment.