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The Architecture of Vision: Writings and Interviews on Cinema
by Michelangelo Antonioni
edited by Carlo di Carlo, Giorgio Tinazzi and Marga Cottina-Jones
introduction by Giorgio Tinazzi
preface by Carlo di Carlo and Marga Cottina-Jones
University of Chicago Press, 2007
Paper: 978-0-226-02114-0
Library of Congress Classification PN1998.3.A58A5 2007
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.430233092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
“A filmmaker is a man like any other; and yet his life is not the same. . . . This is, I think, a special way of being in contact with reality.” Or so says Michelangelo Antonioni, the legendary filmmaker behind the stark landscapes and social alienation of Blow-Up and L’Avventura, who here reveals his idiosyncratic relationship with reality in The Architecture of Vision.

Through autobiographical sketches, theoretical essays, interviews, and conversations with such luminaries as Jean-Luc Godard and Alberto Moravia, this compelling volume explores the director’s unique brand of narrative-defying cinema as well as the motivations and anxieties of the man behind the camera.

The Architecture of Vision provides a filmmaker’s absorbing reflections and insights on his career. . . . Antonioni’s comments . . . deepen and humanize a sometimes cerebral book.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[Antonioni’s] erudition is astonishing . . . few of his peers can match his verbal articulateness.”—Film Quarterly
 
“This valuable resource offers entrée to material difficult to gain access to under other circumstances.”—Library Journal