Robert Beavers

Edited by Rebekah Rutkoff

Austrian Film Museum

Robert Beavers

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Pub Date: May 2017

ISBN: 9783901644696

256 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $29.90£24.95

Robert Beavers

Edited by Rebekah Rutkoff

Austrian Film Museum

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In a career spanning five decades, Robert Beavers has distinguished himself as one of the most important American avant-garde filmmakers. From My Hand Outstretched to the Winged Distance and Sightless Measure, his cycle of 18 films made across Europe since 1967, to Pitcher of Colored Light (2007) and The Suppliant (2010), intimate portraits shot in the U.S., Beavers has produced a deeply original film language framed by his use of colored filters and mattes. His investigations of the handwork of anonymous artisans complement his dialogues with Ruskin, Leonardo, and Borromini in Ruskin (1975/1997), From the Notebook of… (1971/1998), and The Hedge Theater (1986/2002). This volume contains critical investigations of Beavers' most important films and a collection of the filmmaker's own writings. Occupying a unique space between poetry and philosophy, his aphoristic meditations vivify his own work and generously illuminate the art of film.

About the Author

Rebekah Rutkoff is a New York-based writer. She is the author of The Irresponsible Magician: Essays and Fictions (Semiotext(e), 2015) and has received grants and fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program, and the Onassis Foundation.