Close Up. The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art
Close Up. The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art

MACPHERSON, K. [Editor]. Close Up. The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art.

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MACPHERSON, K. [Editor]. Close Up. The Only Magazine Devoted to Films as an Art. Territet and London, Pool, 1930

12 issues.. Original orange wrappers with photographic illustrations laid onto front covers; highly illustrated throughout; covers slightly dusty, one cover with loss to outer margin, internally very good.
High production value, prestigious contributors and good design make this periodical one of the great cinema publications of the pre-war era. 'The journal Close Up, edited by Kenneth Mcpherson, the novelist Bryher and the poet H. D., was published between 1927 and 1933. It represented a major attempt by a group of literary intellectuals to assess, at a crucial moment of transition, the aesthetic possibilities opened up by cinema within, despite and against commercial contexts. The importance of Close Up for histories of both modernism and cinema is being recognized more and more widely' (Close Up: Cinema And Modernism edited by James Donald, Anne Friedberg, Laura Marcus, preface, Princeton University Press, 1998).
This collection comprises: issues 1 to 6 of volume VII (i.e. 1930 complete with all 12 issues).
Provenance: From the collection of the British film critique, poet and major player in the British underground film scene of the 1960s Raymond Durgnat (1932-2002).

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