The Visible Press Bundle – save £20 on 3 books
For a limited period, The Visible Press Bundle contains our new book The Afterimage Reader plus half price copies of both Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told and Peter Gidal: Flare Out.
The Afterimage Reader (2022) is an anthology of articles on radical cinema drawn from the pages of the independent British film journal Afterimage.
Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016 (2016) is a collection of essays by Peter Gidal on film, art and aesthetics.
Telling Invents Told (2019) is the first anthology of writings by Lis Rhodes, featuring texts dating from the 1970s to the present.
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The Afterimage Reader
Edited by Mark Webber
The Visible Press, May 2022
The independent British film journal Afterimage published thirteen issues between 1970 and 1987. International in scope, it surveyed the many forms of radical cinema during an extraordinary period of film history. Having emerged in the wake of post-1968 cultural and political change, Afterimage charted contemporary developments with special issues on themes such as the avant-garde, Latin American cinema and visionary animation, and also looked back at early film pioneers. It published many of the leading critics of the period and vitally provided a forum for filmmakers’ writings and manifestos.
This indispensable collection includes texts by scholars Noël Burch, Roger Cardinal, B. Ruby Rich and Peter Wollen, filmmakers Jean Epstein, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman and Jan Švankmajer, plus extended interviews with Hollis Frampton and Raúl Ruiz, and more.
The Afterimage Reader is edited by Mark Webber and features new contributions from two of the journal’s editors, Simon Field and Ian Christie.
203 x 140 x 31 mm
352 pages, with b/w images throughout
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands
Standard Price: £25
Lis Rhodes: Telling Invents Told
Edited by María Palacios Cruz
The Visible Press, June 2019
Telling Invents Told is the first collection of writings by artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes. It includes the influential essay Whose History? alongside texts from works such as Light Reading, Pictures on Pink Paper and A Cold Draft, together with new and previously unpublished materials. Since the 1970s, Rhodes has been making radical and experimental work that challenges hegemonic narratives and the power structures of language. Her writing addresses urgent political issues – from the refugee crisis to workers’ rights, police brutality, racial discrimination and homelessness – as well as film history and theory, from a feminist perspective. An important figure at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, Rhodes was also a founding member of Circles, the first British distributor of film, video and performance by women artists.
336 pages, with b/w & colour images throughout
190 x 150 x 22 mm
Standard Price: £22
Peter Gidal – Flare Out: Aesthetics 1966–2016
Edited by Mark Webber and Peter Gidal
The Visible Press, April 2016
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).
196 x 132 x 27 mm
288 pages, including 16pp of colour images
Square-backed case, debossed cover and spine
Ribbon marker, head and tail bands
Standard Price: £18