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A selection of books made in conversation with film — artists relate film to the book form through various methods, such as transcribing dialog as text, the use of wide-angle cinematic photography, and using film as a reservoir for collecting images related under a thematic. Click here for a complete list.
A voyage on the North Sea
Call Number: Artist book 0029
Publication Date: 1974
100 books in the edition of 1000 came with a film which is available for viewing on Ubuweb: http://ubu.com/film/broodthaers_voyage.html
Spiritual America #1
Call Number: Artist Book 0051
Originally a five minute film, this book is comprised of stills of a horse in Angel-Park, near Cologne, alongside lyrics (in English) from the Palace Brothers' 'No More Workhorse Blues'.
Call Number: Artist book 0115 OS
Publication Date: 1997
This 1000 page all-text book collates complete descriptions of the well-known Vietnam films “Full Metal Jacket”, “The Deer Hunter”, “Apocalypse Now”, “Born on the Fourth of July”, “Hamburger Hill”, and “Platoon” into one intense volume. The films seem never to begin or end. Banner describes the films as though she is there, not influencing the plot, but always on set running along side the action.
Call Number: Artist Book 0162
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
"The starting point of the book is a film featuring German actor Udo Kier...In the tone of a futuristic novel, Aitken's text speaks of a solitary man endlessly on the move through different time zones and space-time continuums..."
Images and texts from the artist are bound in the shape of a head in profile.
Call Number: Artist Book 0356
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
Based on Christian Jankowski's horror works, this pocket book features a complete examination of the genre, including theoretical texts, interviews, transcripts from the pieces, and accompanying image material. - jrp website
Hans und Grete : a film
Call Number: Artist Book 0513
Publication Date: 2002
"Hans und Grete, Sue de Beer's two-channel video installation, portrays the psychological lives of recent American school shooters. Considering real-life horrific events and their resulting social phenomena, De Beer finds common ground between terror--calculated acts of violence--and the morbid, escapist fantasies of the horror genre"--P. 18.
Evil people in modernist homes in popular films. Vol. 1, MMX
Call Number: Artist Book 0650
Publication Date: 2010
"Printed in a tabloid format in red and yellow ink Evil People in Modernist Homes in Popular Films offers a serious but lighthearted investigation of the representation of Modernist architecture in popular film, reflecting on the convention of associating evil characters and events with Modern buildings, and also, more generally, on the relation between cinema and architecture. A series of texts point to examples in the James Bond films, Ridley Scotts Blade Runner, Ang Lees The Ice Storm, and many others, accompanied by plentiful film stills."--Publisher's website.
Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film
Call Number: Artist Book 0686
Publication Date: 2009-06-01
"'Rarely Seen Bas Jan Ader Film', by New York-based artist David Horvitz - the centerpiece of his exhibition of the same name at 2nd Cannons Publications - is one of these homages: a five-second video featuring a grainy black-and-white film clip of a man riding a bicycle into the ocean - an allusion to Ader's famous film 'Fall II,' in which he rides a bicycle into an Amsterdam canal, as well as to the nature of his presumed death"-- http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/07/art-review-david-horvitz-at-2nd-cannons-publications.html This is a flip-book based on his film.
Call Number: Artist Book 0716 OS
Publication Date: 2012-02-02
Doug Aitken: Song 1
Call Number: Artist Book 0734
Publication Date: 2012-08-31
Book is oval-shaped to reflect the shape of the Hirshhorn surface, on which Aitken's film images were projected.
Call Number: Artist Book 0766
Publication Date: 1977
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