Das sichtbare Kino
A richly illustrated anthology of texts and documents related to the history of the Austrian Film Museum: fifty years of intense exhibition activities and lively debate surrounding the medium of film, accompanied by a chronicle of all programs and retrospectives since 1964. The newly commissioned pieces range from literary essays and brief flashes of remembrance to extended discussions of certain aspects of film culture. The book also celebrates some of the writers who contributed to the Museum’s international recognition and many of the artists who were guests in Vienna over the past five decades. Among the authors of essays and letters included here are Robert Beavers, Eileen Bowser, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Eve Heller, Ken Jacobs, Chuck Jones, Len Lye, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Groucho Marx, Paul Sharits, Don Siegel, P. Adams Sitney (contributions in English); Herbert Achternbusch, Serge Daney, Helmut Färber, Harun Farocki, Michael Glawogger, Frieda Grafe, Erika Gregor, Ulrich Gregor, Friedl vom Gröller, Daniéle Huillet, Vlado Kristl, Peter Kubelka, Marcel Ophuls, Enno Patalas, Eric Rohmer, Ulrich Seidl, Peter Tscherkassky, and many others (contributions in German).
"Director Alexander Horwath has done a monumental job in bringing a great deal of material together, creating not only a history of the Filmmuseum but a real contribution to international film culture. ... The texts in all of the books are in German, but there are so many posters, photos, sketches, diagrams, and storyboards (one by Vertov) that you learn merely by browsing. These volumes are a must for research libraries with a focus on film." (David Bordwell)
The Austrian Film Museum at Fifty, Vol. 2
Das sichtbare Kino
Fünfzig Jahre Filmmuseum: Texte, Bilder, Dokumente
Edited by Alexander Horwath. With a foreword by Martin Scorsese
FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen Vol. 21
Vienna 2014, 352 pages, 200 color and b/w illustrations. In German, some parts in English.
Table of Contents - Das sichtbare Kino (PDF)
All publications produced by the Austrian Film Museum are distributed internationally by Columbia University Press.