(Reykjavik, Iceland): Published by Peter Becker and Jonathan Turell, 2014. First Edition. Large 4to. 306 pp. Profusely illustred in color and black & white photo-reproductions. Light grey paper covered boards with a "C" diecut on front board, revealing the illustrated endpaper. Small bump to upper front edge else a fine copy. Item #19384
The first book from The Criterion Collection, an American home video distribution company which focuses on licensing "important classic and contemporary films" and selling them to film aficionados. “You can say what you mean about a film, but to body that out in graphic terms requires a leap, abandoning the security of language and logic for the open water of pure potential expression,” says president Peter Becker in the book’s introduction. “It is possible to go very far wrong, to commission something beautiful only to realize it doesn’t say the right thing about a film. But when it works, when an artist comes back with something elegant and smart and original, something unexpected but right on the mark, it really is exciting.” - The Criterion Collection.