Kurt Kren: Structural Films
edited by Nicky Hamlyn, Simon Payne and A. L. Rees
Intellect Books, 2016
Cloth: 978-1-78320-551-6
Library of Congress Classification PN1998.3.K8734K87 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.4375

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Kurt Kren was a vital figure in Austrian avant-garde cinema of the postwar period. His structural films—often shot frame-by-frame following elaborately prescored charts and diagrams—have influenced filmmakers for decades, even as Kren himself remained a nomadic and obscure public figure. Kurt Kren, edited by Nicky Hamlyn, Simon Payne, and A. L. Rees, brings together interviews with Kren, film scores, and classic, out-of-print essays, alongside the reflections of contemporary academics and filmmakers, to add much-needed critical discussion of Kren’s legacy. Taken together, the collection challenges the canonical view of Kren that ignores his underground lineage and powerful, lyrical imagery.
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