- Filename: arthouse.
- ISBN: UOM:39015061135318
- Release Date: 1994-10
- Number of pages: 64
- Author: Graham Percy
- Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Jeffrey DeShell's Arthouse is an audacious transformation in prose of fourteen Modernist films.
While there are numerous books on art and exploitation cinema, very few attempt to examine both. Covering the first 100 years of cinematic transgressions, From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse is a collection of numerous essays representing key contributions to overlooked, forgotten, or under-analyzed parts of film history. From cult favorites like Arch Hall Jr. to revered but under-documented marquee names like Lon Chaney, filmmakers both major and minor are covered here. Starting with a section that pairs exploitation pioneers like Dwain Esper alongside cutting edge auteurs like Erich Von Stroheim, the volume documents the bleeding edge of the high/low cultural divide. Other essays examine the sexual melodramas of Weimer German cinema, explore the concept of Borat as a model for the new standardized cult film, and discuss the films of directors Tod Browning, Pier Pasolini, and Peter Watkins. This volume also contains a section devoted to the idea of "reality" inside and outside the documentary sphere, emphasizing audiences' desire to believe that "this is really happening," whether they're horrified or titillated. Addressing many aspects of "transgression" in cinema, these essays suggest that the distance between the venues and the audiences may not be quite as wide as viewers might imagine.
With an extensive array of photographs, plans, and diagrams created especially for this book, 'Arthouse' offers a comprehensive exploration of a living work of art, the Schwartz/Silver's Davoli-McDonagh residence in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and an intimate portrait of the people who have brought it into being.
Looks at the development and history of the movie poster, from the early 1900s to the present day.
The famous design team discusses the principles that guide their extraordinary work and share ideas for creating atmospheric environments.
Leading art collector Chara Schreyer’s forty-year collaboration with interior designer Gary Hutton has produced five residences designed to house 600 works of art, including masterpieces by Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Louise Nevelson, Diane Arbus, and Frank Stella. Art House takes readers on a breathtaking visual tour of these stunning spaces, which range from an architectural tour-de-force to a high-rise "gallery as home.” An exploration of a life devoted to living with art and to designing homes that honor it, this title is an inspiration for art and design lovers alike.
From the unbridled sensuality of the orgy scenes in silent Italian cinema, through a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the image of Silvana Mangano, her skirt provocatively tucked into her underwear, in the neo-realist classic Bitter Rice, to the erotic obsessions of Fellini and the more cerebral but still passion-centred movies of Antonioni, eroticism is ever-present in Italian cinema. And then there are the popular movies: the acres of tanned flesh (both male and female) on offer in the many sword and sandal epics of the peplum era through to the inextricable mix of sexuality and violence in the gialli of such directors as Mario Bava and Dario Argento, in which death and sex meet in a blood-drenched, orgasmic coda. Of course, there's far more to Italian cinema: it is one of the most glorious and energetic celebrations of the medium that any nation has ever offered. For many years, this astonishing legacy was largely unseen, but the DVD revolution is making virtually everything available, from Steve Reeves' muscle epics to long-unseen Italian art house movies. The one characteristic that most of the great (and not so great) Italian movies have in common is the sheer individualism of the directors. And this applies to the populist moviemakers as much as to the giants of serious cinema. While Fellini, Visconti and Antonioni have rightly assumed their places in the pantheon, so have such talented popular auteurs as Sergio Leone, who was doing something with the Western that no American director would dare do, so radical was the rethink. All the glory of Italian cinema is celebrated here in comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.
The Second edition of the adventures of Harold Pennington leads him into the aloof world of the Mannington’s, an upper class family who jointly own an art house where two murders take place. But are things what they seem? His life is disrupted with a call from Melanie, which brings Harold into a world of crime and murder, with his irrepressible friend Berty Winthrop ever by his side. Life has changed though for Harold, as he now lives on a narrow boat in a completely different location. Had he ever even lived at number 41 Elderberry Road? So the peculiar existence and the numerous realities reveal themselves again in the life of said Harold Pennington.
Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject
"A pictorial study of the architecture and construction of the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art."--Provided by publisher.