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The British Avant - Garde Film

The British Avant - Garde Film

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The British Avant - Garde Film

1926 1995 - An anthology of writing

Edited by: Michael O'Pray

Publication date: 1996
Total pages: 344
ISBN: 1 86020 004 4
Price: £ 25.00


The British Avant-Garde Film: 1926–1995, is a unique event, being the first collection of essays to celebrate British avant-garde cinema’s rich and exciting history which reaches back to the 1920s and is as vibrant and alive today as it ever was. It draws together writings by film-makers, theorists, critics and curators who over the past 70 years have been engaged with film not only as a form of art practice but also as a subversive means of representing British society itself and as a personal expression of issues of memory, sexuality and ethnicity. It includes essays from a wide range of distinguished writers – Virginia Woolf, Lindsay Anderson, Peter Gidal, Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen and Malcolm Le Grice.


Michael O’ Pray is a Reader in Visual Theories at the University of East London, and has published widely on avant-garde film, animation and video art.

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