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Expressionism and Film, originally published in German in 1926, is not only a classic of film history, but also an important work from the early phase of modern media history. Written with analytical brilliance and historical vision by a well-known contemporary of the expressionist movement, it captures Expressionism at the time of its impending conclusion—as an intersection of world view, resoluteness of form, and medial transition. Though one of the most frequently-cited works of Weimar culture, Kurtz’s groundbreaking work, which is on a par with Siegfried Kracauer’s From Caligari to Hitler and Lotte Eisner’s The Haunted Screen, has never been published in English. Its relevance and historical contexts are analyzed in a concise afterword by the Swiss scholars Christian Kiening and Ulrich Johannes Beil.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. The Meaning of Expressionism
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. World View
  2. pp. 9-12
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  1. 1. Art
  2. pp. 13-50
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  1. 2. Film and Expressionism
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. 3. The Expressionist Film
  2. pp. 63-88
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  1. 4. Abstract Art
  2. pp. 89-114
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  1. 5. Style in Expressionist Film
  2. pp. 115-132
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  1. 6. Limitations of the Expressionist Film
  2. pp. 133-136
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  1. 7. Perspectives
  2. pp. 137-138
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  1. Afterword
  2. Christian Kiening, Ulrich Johannes Beil
  3. pp. 139-214
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. 215-216
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 217-218
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780861969227
Related ISBN
9780861967186
MARC Record
OCLC
992344687
Pages
250
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
No
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