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Jeffrey Skoller

192 pages
211 b/w and colour ills
24.0 x 19.0 cm
9.5 x 7.5 in
ISBN13: 978 1 906155 95 7

The Films of Daniel Eisenberg

Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg is the first monograph on Eisenberg’s work, with contributions from some of the most respected writers on contemporary film and media art and exclusive photography by Eisenberg himself.

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Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg presents the major films of filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg: Displaced Person, 1981, Cooperation of Parts, 1987, Persistence, 1997, and Something More Than Night, 2003, through newly commissioned essays by highly respected writers of contemporary film and media art, including Raymond Bellour, Nora Alter, Tom Gunning and Christa Blümlinger. This book represents the first survey of Eisenberg’s work, placing it in the context of contemporary theory and experimental media practice.

The contributors each focus on a specific film of Eisenberg’s. In a playful and unconventional way the book mirrors the ways in which these films bring image and text into direct encounter with the physical  experience of history, and how his poetic texts create a dialogue with images. Postwar offers Eisenberg’s dense and critically rich films to a wide audience of filmmakers, scholars and students of history, art and media.