Item #39167 Expanded Cinema. Gene YOUNGBLOOD.
Expanded Cinema.


Expanded Cinema.

NY: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1970 (second ptg., November 1970). 8vo. Red cloth. 432pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs + 12pp. colour photo-insert. Introduction ("Expanded Cinema is the beginning of the new-era educational system itself") + "Inexorable Evolution and Human Ecology" by Buckminster Fuller.

Synaesthetic, holographic, cybernetic and cosmic cinema: Jordan Belson, John Whitney, Stan Brakhage, Terry Riley, Paul Morrissey, Nam June Paik, Carolee Schneemann, Otto Piene, Stan VanDerBeek, Wolf Vostell, USCO, Jud Yalkut, Les Levine, Aldo Tambellini et al.

A far-ranging and important work on experimental film and intermedia by the Los Angeles Free Press's resident film critic in which he writes about the "cybernetic movie studio" and the "transition from the Industrial Age to the Cybernetic Age". Following on from Marshall McLuhan, he describes the new media culture as "a service environment that carries the messages of the social organism" and an "intermedia network of cinema and television which now functions as nothing less than the nervous system of mankind."

Near Fine in dw. (not price-clipped), with minimal wear to head of spine panel.