Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg


Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg


24 × 19 cm | 9.5 × 7.5 in
211 ills | 192 pages

Editor: Jeffrey Skoller
Contributors: Raymond Bellour, Nora Alter, Tom Gunning, Christa Blümlinger


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Postwar: The Films of Daniel Eisenberg is the first monograph on Eisenberg's work, with contributions from some of the most respected writers on contemporary film and media art and exclusive photography by Eisenberg himself.

Postwar presents the major films of filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg: Displaced Person, 1981, Cooperation of Parts, 1987, Persistence, 1997, and Something More Than Night, 2003, through newly commissioned essays by highly respected writers of contemporary film and media art, including Raymond Bellour, Nora Alter, Tom Gunning and Christa Blümlinger. This book surveys Eisenberg's work, placing it in the context of contemporary theory and experimental media practice.

The contributors each focus on a specific film of Eisenberg's. In a playful and unconventional way the book mirrors the ways in which these films bring image and text into direct encounter with the physical experience of history, and how his poetic texts create a dialogue with images. Postwar offers Eisenberg's dense and critically rich films to a wide audience of filmmakers, scholars and students of history, art and media.