Fünfzig Jahre Österreichisches Filmmuseum, 1964–2014

Edited by Alexander Horwath. Preface by Martin Scorsese

Austrian Film Museum

Fünfzig Jahre Österreichisches Filmmuseum, 1964–2014

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Pub Date: August 2014

ISBN: 9783901644535

768 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $70.00£58.95

Fünfzig Jahre Österreichisches Filmmuseum, 1964–2014

Edited by Alexander Horwath. Preface by Martin Scorsese

Austrian Film Museum

This is a three-volume set about the founding, the 50-year history, and the collections of the Austrian Film Museum. Volume 1 (in German) is a work of historical research, describing in detail the establishment and development of the institution—from postwar Viennese film culture and its protagonists to the tenth anniversary of the Film Museum in 1974. Volume 2 (in German, with some parts in English) extends the time-frame to the year 2014 and offers a richly illustrated anthology of essays, documents, memoirs, and correspondence. It highlights the major retrospectives staged by the Film Museum over a period of 50 years and celebrates many of the visiting artists as well as the writers who contributed to the museum's international recognition and to its curatorial positions. Volume 3 (in German) focuses on the museum's holdings by picturing and describing 50 objects from various subfields of the collectionVand suggesting a non-dogmatic reading of film history.
Robert Beavers, Eileen Bowser, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Eve Heller, Ken Jacobs, Chuck Jones, Len Lye, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Groucho Marx, Paul Sharits, Don Siegel, P. Adams Sitney (contributions in English); Herbert Achternbusch, Gabi Adébisi-Schuster, Alejandro Bachmann, Ruth Beckermann, Dietmar Brehm, Christine Bruck, Ildiko Brunner, Paolo Caneppele, Serge Daney, Werner Duetsch, Helmut Färber, Harun Farocki, Roland Fischer-Briand, Friedrich Geyrhofer, Michael Glawogger, Fritz Göttler, Frieda Grafe, Erika Gregor, Ulrich Gregor, Friedl vom Gröller, Peter Hajek, Franz Hammerbacher, Oliver Hanley, Adelheid Heftberger, Fritz Herrmann, Peter Huemer, Daniéle Huillet, Eszter Kondor, Vlado Kristl, Peter Kubelka, Friedrich Kurrent, Hans-Christian Leitich, Matteo Lepore, Michael Loebenstein, Franz Manola, Michael Omasta, Marcel Ophuls, Enno Patalas, Claus Philipp, Reinhard Priessnitz, Bert Rebhandl, Martin Reinhart, Eric Rohmer, Hanna Schimek, Regina Schlagnitweit, Gottfried Schlemmer, Raoul Schmidt, Ulrich Seidl, Dominik Steiger, Elisabeth Streit, Ingeborg Strobl, Sissi Tax, Harry Tomicek, Peter Tscherkassky, Georg Wasner, Hans Winge, Florian Wrobel, Ingo Zechner (contributions in German)

About the Author

Paolo Caneppele is a historian and head of collections at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. He has taught widely on film history and published several books on such subjects as Austrian silent cinema, film and comic books, and early film censorship.

Alexander Horwath is a curator and writer, and the director of the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna. He organized the film exhibitions of Documenta 12 (2007) and, during the 1990s, served as director of the Vienna International Film Festival. Among the publications he has written or (co-)edited are books about Michael Haneke, New Hollywood Cinema, and Peter Tscherkassky. His books on Peter Kubelka's cycle "What Is Film", Film Curatorship, and Josef von Sternberg's lost film The Case of Lena Smith are also available from CUP.