Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

WALTER RUTTMANN AND MULTIPLICITY: AVANT-GARDE FILM, ADVERTISING, MODERNITY. Michael Cowan. Amsterdam University Press, 2014. Film Culture in Transition. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 340 pp. with 96 ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9789089645852 In English.
Paperbound reprint available Spring 2016 at $49.95 (ISBN 978-90-8964-584-5). This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: An early practitioner of experimental film, Walter Ruttmann made his well-known Berlin: Symphony of a Great City in 1927 and later worked as an assistant to director Leni Riefenstahl during the production of Triumph of the Will. Tracing Ruttmann's career from the 1920s through the 1940s against the backdrop of a changing Germany, this volume details the ideological and aesthetic shifts between the filmmaker's animation, montage works, and later propaganda films. In the process, it draws our attention to previously neglected bodies of film material and calls for a new focus on the institutional and financial contexts in which films are commissioned and distributed.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 158546
Hardcover $124.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.