Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966-2016 - Peter Gidal


Edited by Mark Webber and Peter Gidal

Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016 is a collection of essays by Peter Gidal that includes “Theory and Definition of Structural/Materialist Film” and other texts on metaphor, narrative, and against sexual representation. Also discussed in their specificity are works by Samuel Beckett, Thérèse Oulton, Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol. Throughout, Gidal’s writing attempts a political aesthetics, polemical as well as theoretical. One of the foremost experimental film-makers in Britain since the late 1960s, Peter Gidal was a central figure at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, and taught advanced film theory at the Royal College of Art. His previous books include Andy Warhol: Films and Paintings (1971), Understanding Beckett (1986) and Materialist Film (1989).

The Visible Press, 2016
Hardcover, 288 pp, including 16pp of colour images
196 x 132 x 27 mm
Square-backed case, debossed cover and spine
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands

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