most of them 'special interest' but still histories of the Avant-Garde in the US MacDonald, Scott: The Garden in the Machine. A Field Guide to Independent Films About Place. Berkeley 2001.
Wees, William C: Recycled Images. New York 1993.
Brakhage, Stan: Film at Wit's End. New York 1989.
Mellencamp, Patricia: Indiscretions. Avant-Garde Film, Video, & Feminism. 1990. Iles, Chrissie: Into the Light. The Projected Image in American Art 1964-1977. New York 2001.
Turim, Maureen Cheryn: Abstraction in Avant-Garde Films. Ann Arbor 1985.
Michelson, Annette: New Forms in Film. Montreux 1974.
Michelson, Annette: artforum (special issue). September 1971.
Balsom, Erika: Exhibiting Art in Contemporary Cinema. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam 2013.

maybe also
Le Grice, Malcolm: Abstract Film and Beyond. London 1977.

cheers, fred

Am 29.01.15 um 20:24 schrieb Robert Haller:
Crossroads: Avant-Garde film in Pittsburgh in the 1970s, by Robert Haller, Anthology Film Archives, 2005 First Light: Abstract Light Forms, edited by Robert Haller, Anthology Film Archives, 1998
-- R. Haller

From: Andy Ditzler < <>>
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Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:53:24 -0500
To: Experimental Film Discussion List < <>>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Books on the History of Avant-Garde film in US

Steve Anker, et al, Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-2000
Bart Testa, Back and Forth: Early Cinema and the Avant-Garde
A. L. Rees et al, Expanded Cinema: Art, Performance, Film
Robin Blaetz, Women’s Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks
Scott MacDonald's edited volumes of primary documents on Art in Cinema and Cinema 16 Robert Pike, A Critical Study of the West Coast Experimental Film Movement (UCLA dissertation, 1960) Jeffrey Skoller, Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film
Stephen Dwoskin, Film Is: The International Free Cinema
David E. James, Allegories of Cinema


Andy Ditzler <> <>
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:16 PM, Michael Betancourt < <>> wrote:

    I'm sure I'm forgetting something, so please help!

    Histories of avant-garde film in the United States:

    Lewis Jacobs, “Experimental Cinema in America 1921-1947” in /The
    Rise of the American Film/ (1948)

    Roger Manvell, /Experiment in the Film/ (1949)

    Gregory Battcock, /The New American Cinema/ (1967)

    Sheldan Renan, /An Introduction to the American Underground Film

    Parker Tyler, /The Underground Film: A Critical History/ (1698)

    Gene Youngblood, /Expanded Cinema/ (1970)

    David Curtis, /Experimental Cinema /(1971)

    Amos Vogel, /Film as a Subversive Art/ (1976)

    P. Adams Sitney, /Visionary Film/ (1974)

    Maureen Turin, /Abstraction in Avant-Garde Films/ (1978/85)

    William Wees, /Light Moving in Time: Studies in the Visual
    Aesthetics of Avant-Garde Film /(1992)

    Scott MacDonald, /Avant-Garde Film Motion Studies/ (1993)

    James Peterson, /Dreams of Chaos, Visions of Order/ (1994)

    Jan-Christopher Horak, /Lovers of Cinema: The First American Film
    Avant-garde, 1919-1945/ (1998)

    Joan Hawkins, /Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Horrific
    Avant-Garde/ (2000)

    Bruce Posner, /Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film
    1893-1941/ (2001)

    Lauren Rabinovitz,///Points of Resistance: Women, Power, and
    Politics in the New York Avant-garde Cinema, 1943-71/(2003)__

    David E. James, /The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and
    Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles/ (2005)

    Paul Arthur, /Line of Sight: American Avant-Garde Film Since 1965/

    Alexander Graf, ed., /Avant-Garde Film (Avant-Garde Critical
    Studies 23)/ (2007)

    A. L. Rees, /A History of Experimental Film and Video/ (2011)

    Michael Betancourt
    Savannah, GA USA <> <> | <> <> | the avant-garde
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