- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (April 19, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195384989
- ISBN-13: 978-0195384987
- Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.7 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,112,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs 1st Edition
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"Above all else, Optic Antics has the rare distinction -- characteristic of Jacob's filmmaking itself -- of being at once philosophically intricate and ludicrously fun."--Film Comment
"The contributors to Optic Antics are to be congratulated for chronicling the work of the artist Ken Jacobs and providing insightful interpretations of his extraordinary and multifaceted contributions to the art of the moving image. In his many films, performance works, and digital pieces, Jacobs has made a major contribution to contemporary art, and this book will be a real asset to scholars, artists, and curators."--John G. Hanhardt, Senior Curator, Nam June Paik Media Arts Center, Smithsonian American Art Museum
"Optic Antics gives Jacobs devotees like myself and new audiences alike the chance to understand Ken in full context. Forget essential, Ken Jacobs is seminal cinema."--Andrew Lampert, Artist, Programmer, and Archivist, Anthology Film Archives
About the Author
Michele Pierson is on the faculty of the Film Studies Department at King's College London. She is the author of Special Effects: Still in Search of Wonder.
David E. James is on the faculty of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Allegories of Cinema: American Film in the Sixties and The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles.
Paul Arthur was Professor of English and Film Studies at Montclair State University. He is the author of Line Of Sight: American Avant-Garde Film Since 1965.