The Brakhage Lectures: George Melies, David Wark [D.W.] Griffith, Carl Theodore [Theodor] Dreyer, Sergei Eisenstein

Chicago: The Goodlion, 1972. First Edition. Inscribed by the author to publisher Barney Rosset on the front endpaper: “Dear Barney / In thanks for all you’ve given, made possible: / Thanks, / Stan Brakhage.”

Barney Rosset was the founder of the Grove Press, which, in addition to its obvious importance, helped usher Brakhage's work into institutions in the 1970s by "publishing" select short films by the artist on tiny reels that were sold to libraries and the publisher's readership.

In this volume, Brakhage investigates four of the principal architects of cinema, including Sergei Eisenstein. A wonderful association, and an important collection by one of the most important cinematic artists of the 1970s.

Very Good plus in paper-covered card wrappers as issued, with moderate rubbing and a bit of light wear at the extremities.

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