Pub Date2014
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Off-Screen Cinema: Isidore Isou and the Lettrist Avant-Garde

Kaira Cabañas
University of Chicago Press

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.