Rare Editions Cinema


Rare Editions Cinema books, catalogs, etc


by (BRAKHAGE, STAN). Brakhage, Stan. Robert A. Haller, Editor

Signed by the Filmmaker. New Paltz, NY: Documentext, 1982. First Edition #162/200 Deluxe. 4to. Gilt-Debossed Cloth in Jacket. Film Monograph. Near Fine/Very Good. 262pp, 15 b&w and 1 color illustration. With a filmography and bibliography. Stan Brakhage is arguably the greatest single exponent of American experimental film. This collection publishes – mostly for the first time – notes, articles, essays, and most interestingly Brakhage’s letters to the likes of Ed Dorn, James Broughton, Jonas Mekas, Michael McClure, Marie Menken, Bruce Baillie, P. Adams Sitney, and Donald Sutherland. As uncompromising as his cinematic work, these writings are insightful, intriguing, and frequently provocative. A most handsome example from the uncommon deluxe hardbound edition limited to two hundred copies NUMBERED (162/200) AND BOLDLY SIGNED “Stan Brakhage” on the copyright page, as issued, in the publisher’s extremely fragile unprinted tissue dustwrapper and acetate dust jacket.

excellent conditions (like new)

despite some underlining in pen

Very Rare


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Pierre Hecker

Les films ‘Magicks’ de Kenneth Anger

Paris Expérimental, 1999, French 15.8 x 1.2 x 24 cm, pag. 140

” Mon approche de l’art est celle des Egyptiens, je veux travailler pour l’éternité. ” (Kenneth Anger)

L’auteur de cet ouvrage élucide les sources iconographiques qui structurent la fascinante imagerie caractéristique de l’univers de Kenneth Anger. Pour cela, il a mis en évidence les relations étroites qui unissent l’œuvre du cinéaste aux écrits ” magicks ” de l’occultiste anglais Aleister Crowley. Il a pu ainsi établir la véritable signification des symboles mystérieux, des rituels étranges et des personnages hiératiques qui hantent ce cinéma. Le lecteur s’apercevra qu’il se trouve face à une logique rigoureuse qui offre une autre perception du monde et attribue les plus grands pouvoirs au cinéma.

300,00 (NEW – Out of print)

Kenneth Anger

Hollywood Babylone

1959, J.J. Pauvert, Paris (First edition)

H.B. details the scandalous lives of Hollywood stars, from the Silent Era icons of D.W. Griffith and Gloria Swanson to 1960s bombshells Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. First released in France in 1959, it divulged gruesome and gory details: suicides, sex scandals, mental illness and addiction.

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Prosper Hillairet, Christian Lebrat, Annette Michelson, Dominique Noguez, Patrice Rollet, Paolo Bertetto

Paris vu par le cinéma d’avant-garde, 1923-1983, 1985

Paris Expérimental, 128 pag, ‎ H 22 cm x L 20 cm, Francais

Publié à l’occasion de la rétrospective présentée au Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou du 14 novembre au 15 décembre 1985

€ 200,00 (NEW)


Andrea Flamini  BLIND FILES 

15×11.5 hardcover, 24pp, 16 plates, 2009. Edition of 200

€ 260,00 (Nuovo- New)








Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki

MANIFESTES 1976-2002

40 pag. 22 x 17 cm, Text in French

2003, Paris Expérimental

Multidisciplinary artists (cinema, video, photography, installation, performance, sound) and theoreticians, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki have been practicing and theorizing since the 70’s the “Corporeal Cinema”.

Pioneers in France of the projection environments and the crossing of the media, they are very early in the intersection of experimental cinema and plastic arts. The texts gathered here trace their struggles through which political gaze on the feminine and contestation of the “dominant” cinema converge towards the question of the body.

€ 100,00 (NEW)

The Films of Jean-Luc Godard

Ian Cameron

1969 movie paperbacks studio vista

192 pages

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Peter Kubelka 

1992, Paris experimental

16 X 24 cm, 178 pagine


€ 150,00 (Nuovo- New)

This book is about Peter Kubelka, the Austrian “cinema perfectionist” (Stan Brakhage). The edition is conceived and published by Christian Lebrat (Paris Experimental), with the texts of C. Lebrat, Peter Kubelka, Jon Kessler, Stefano Masi and Hermann Nitsch.

Born in 1934 in Vienna, Austria, Peter Kubelka invents in the end of 50’s the metric cinema, which is for cinema what is Schoenberg’s serial music for music. His cinematographic work will influence, in a dicesive way, the american independent cinema of the 60’s and 70’s. In 1966, he directs Unsere Afrikareise, his ultimate masterpiece, the “first sonorous film” in the history of cinema. Co-founder of The Anthology Archives in New York and of the Oesterreichisches Filmmuseum in Vienna, professor in the Staedelschule of Frankfurt, since 1980 Peter Kubelka conducts  the chamber music orchestra Spatium Musicum and, for about a couple of decades, regularly gives conferences in Europe and in the United States about his vision of cinema, cuisine and music as forms of art. Two unpublished interviews of Peter Kubelka and texts of Jon Kessler, Peter Kubelka, Christian Lebrat, Stefano Masi and Hermann Nitsch.




Maurice Lemaître

Le film est dejà commencè? Seance de cinema

Preface de Jean Isidore Isou.

Editions Andrè Bonne, Paris, 1952, cm 18,5×12, pag 181, br edit, sovrac ill, fascetta, con qc, tav in b/n.

€ 300,00 (excellent condition like new, Rare)


Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas Conversations, Letters, Notes, Misc. Pieces etc.

Vilnius: Lithuanian Art Museum, 2005. First edition. Paperback.

Paperbound 8vo in dustwrapper. 263 pp. Illustrated with black and white and color photographs. A fine copy in fine printed dustwrapper.

€ 200,00 (As New)

Conversations, Letters, Notes, Misc. Pieces etc. is a collection of interviews and conversations with Jonas Mekas. As well as a selection of essays, letters, film stills, and photographs from selected authors, and by Jonas, himself.

Mekas insists that he is not a filmmaker, but rather a “filmer,” preferring to capture the essence of the moment before him to staging an event. He explains, “In reality, all my film work is one long film which is still continuing…I don’t really make films: I only keep filming. I am a filmer, not a film-maker. And I am not a film ‘director’ because I ‘direct’ nothing. I just keep filming.” – Genevieve Yue in “Fragments of Paradise: The Films of Jonas Mekas”.



Pier Paolo Pasolini: Corpi e luoghi

22,5×22,5 cm pag. 614

1981, Theorema

Prima edizione molto raro

Esemplare in buone condizioni. La sovracoperta presenta segni d’uso e del tempo.

€ 400,00

Prefazione di Paolo Volponi. A cura di Michele Mancini e Giuseppe Perrella. Bibliografia a cura di Simona Valente.

Con la collaborazione di Laura Betti del Fondo Pasolini. Realizzato in concomitanza con l’omonima mostra (del 1981) e con il sostegno dell’Assessorato alla pubblica istruzione e cultura della provincia di Roma.


luca-maria-patella-manifesto-skmp2-lattico-sargentini-1968                                                                                                                                                      Luca Maria Patella


                                                                  Manifesto del film SKMP2, di Luca Maria Patella, con Jannis e Efi Kounellis, Eliseo Mattiacci, Pino Pascali, Luca e Rosa Patella, Fabio Sargentini


1968. L’Attico, Roma.

                                                                   Manifesto cm 68,5×100

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                                                                                                                                                  Georges Schwizgebel

                                                                            Des Peintures animées/Die LaufendenFarbilder/

Animated paintings

                                                                             Un livre de Olivier COTTE                               (France / Suisse – 2004)

                                                                         Album cartonné
                                                Format 25 x 17,5 cm
210 pages couleurs

                                                                          Texte Français / Allemand / Anglais

                                                                             € 100,00 (New)




                                                                           The Virgin Suicides

                                                                 photography by Sofia Coppola, Corinne Day, and Susanna Howe

                                                                     Published by American Zoetrope, 1999

                                                                    Softcover, 48pg.

                                                                                       Magazine about the special Sofia Coppola´s film The Virgin Suicides. A different point of view from inside story, a sort of scrapbook of the movie of the book.

                                                                                       Beautiful photo gallery by Corrine Day, costume illustrations, designs by Mike Mills and Mark Gonzales, and an interview of director Sofia Coppola also included. Plus many scenes shot outside the film.

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