P. Adams Sitney  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikiquote
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

P. Adams Sitney (born August 9, 1944 in New Haven, Connecticut), is an historian of avant-garde film in the United States. He coined the term structural film.

Life

He was educated in his hometown, at Yale University. He was a founder of Anthology Film Archives and, along with Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Ken Kelman, and James Broughton, served as one of the members of the Anthology Film Archives Essential Cinema film selection committee. He is currently Professor of the Council of the Humanities and Visual Arts at Princeton University.

Works

In 1974, he wrote Visionary Film, the first major history of post-World War II American avant-garde filmmaking; revised editions of the book were published in 1979 and 2002. He is also the author of Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature (1992) and Vital Crises in Italian Cinema: Iconography, Stylistics, Politics (1995) and the editor of The Essential Cinema: Essays on the Films in the Collection of Anthology Film Archives (1975), Film Culture Reader (1970), and The Avant-Garde Film: A Reader of Theory and Criticism (1987).



Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "P. Adams Sitney" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools