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Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Kaira M. Cabañas


One of the most important avant-garde movements of postwar Paris was Lettrism, which crucially built an interest in the relationship between writing and image into projects in poetry, painting, and especially cinema. Highly influential, the Lettrists served as a bridge of sorts between the earlier works of the Dadaists and Surrealists and the later Conceptual artists. This is the first monograph in English of the Lettrists. Offering a full portrait of the avant-garde scene of 1950s Paris, it focuses on the film works of key Lettrist figures like Gil J Wolman, Maurice Lemaître, François Dufrêne ... More

Keywords: Lettrism, Lettrists, avante-garde, postwar Paris, Gil J Wolman, Maurice Lemaître, François Dufrêne, Isidore Isou

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226174457
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226174624.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kaira M. Cabañas, author
Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro