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The (Moving) Pictures Generation

The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film

Authors: Dika, V.

  • Dika effortlessly blends scholarly analysis and personal recollections and firsthand interviews
  • Artists covered are admirably diverse, ranging from famous figures like Andy Warhol to lessknown practitioners such as Bette Gordon and Vivienne Dick
  • The recent Pictures Generation show at the MET has created widespread interest in this movement
  • Including Cindy Sherman, Robert Longo, Eric Bogosian, and Punk filmmakers Amos Poe, Eric Mitchell and James Nares
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Beginning in the late 1970s, a number of visual artists in downtown New York City returned to an exploration of the cinematic across mediums. Vera Dika considers their work within a greater cultural context and probes for a deeper understanding of the practice.

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Vera Dika is Associate Professor of Film Studies at New Jersey City University, USA. She is the author of Recycled Culture in Contemporary Art and Film: The Uses of Nostalgia (2003) and a founding editor of Millennium Film Journal.

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"An intensive study of important activities in the New York art world of the late 1970s, this book manages the tricky feat of being at once broad in its concerns and concentrated in its attention to key figures, works, and propensities within an informal yet clearly identifiable movement. Dika gives an enlightening and edifying account of an art movement that has never been more vividly evoked and thoughtfully interpreted. This book constitutes a major intervention in the field." - David Sterritt, Columbia University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and chair of the National Society of Film Critics
 
"Beautifully written, The (Moving) Pictures Generation is the best single text on this era of the US avant-garde cinema. Dika's brilliant research brings developments in cinema, art, and music in late 70s downtown New York into a common focus, and situates the innovations in filmmaking in the traditions and theoretical heritage of the classic avant-garde." - David E. James, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, USA and author of The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles, and co-editor of Alternative Projections: Experimental Film In Los Angeles, 1945-1980

"An intensive study of important activities in the New York art world of the late 1970s, this book manages the tricky feat of being at once broad in its concerns and concentrated in its attention to key figures, works, and propensities within an informal yet clearly identifiable movement. Dika gives an enlightening and edifying account of an art movement that has never been more vividly evoked and thoughtfully interpreted. This book constitutes a major intervention in the field." - David Sterritt, Columbia University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and chair of the National Society of Film Critics

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The (Moving) Pictures Generation
Book Subtitle
The Cinematic Impulse in Downtown New York Art and Film
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-11851-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137118516
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34144-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34429-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-60177-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 245
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