CINEMANTICS #1 (London: January 1st, 1970).


CINEMANTICS #1 (London: January 1st, 1970).

Large quarto. Stapled, 26pp. Ed. John Mathews. Front and back cover art by Martin Sharp. The first (of three?) issues of this film magazine, described in Arts Lab Newsletter #5 as "a radical forum of theoretical writing on the cinema."

Contributors include Malcolm Le Grice ("Outline for a Theory of the Development of Television"); Umberto Eco ("Articulations of cinematic code"); Simon Hartog (on 'Bicycle Thieves'); Peter Gidal ("Film as Materialist Consumer Product"); along with lengthy interviews with John Llewellan and Jean-Marie Straub, reviews of films by David Larcher and Conrad Rooks, and a brief piece on the Arts Lab Cinema.

Front cover discoloured and slightly soiled, with a little edge-wear and creasing, o/w Very Good. 1250 copies printed.