A Moving Picture Giving and Taking Book


Stan Brakhage’s book published by Frontier Press in 1971… a response, in part, to Michael McClure’s request for a text on filmmaking for poets and artists… designed by Philip Trussell…

Frontier Press was founded in 1965 by Harvey Brown and chose to publish books by “avant-garde” authors, as well some out of print and unpublished titles…

This book is so tiny and simple, but it’s one of my favorite objects…

From Part One…

“This is a moving picture giving and taking book. It will begin with those areas of moving pictures where the gift of the maker is most easily accomplished, and move toward those areas where taking is predominant – but always with the view in my mind of encouraging giving… my sense of accomplishment being determined by the extent to which the moving picture maker can continue to give when increased technical knowledge permits him to take more and more from and of moving pictures, bless him.”

~ Stan Brakhage

from woolgathersome


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