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DOCUMENTARY ACROSS DISCIPLINES. Ed. by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2016. Published in association with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 322 pp. with 24 ills. 23 x 14 cm. LC 2015-953007 ISBN 9780262529068 In English.
This book grew out of the Berlin Documentary Forum, a biannual program produced between 2010 and 2014 by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Publisher's description: Contemporary engagements with documentary are multifaceted and complex, reaching across disciplines to explore the intersections of politics and aesthetics, representation and reality, truth and illusion. Discarding the old notions of "fly on the wall" immediacy or quasi-scientific aspirations to objectivity, critics now understand documentary not as the neutral picturing of reality but as a way of coming to terms with reality through images and narrative. This book collects writings by artists, filmmakers, art historians, poets, literary critics, anthropologists, theorists, and others, to investigate one of the most vital areas of cultural practice: documentary.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Several Media, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 170943
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