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Barber, Stephen 1961-

Works: 76 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 7,564 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biography  Short films  History  Silent films  Experimental films  Motion pictures  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Editor, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Stephen Barber
Most widely held works by Stephen Barber
Un chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-grade film appears as fresh today as when it first appeared
Abandoned images : film and film's end by Stephen Barber( )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Broadway Avenue in downtown Los Angeles contains an extraordinary collection of twelve abandoned movie theatres, all built between 1910 and 1931. In most cities worldwide, such a concentration of old film palaces would have been demolished long ago, but in a city whose identity is inseparable from the film industry, the buildings have survived mainly intact, some with interiors that are dilapidated or gutted, while others have been transformed and re-imagined as churches or nightclubs. Stephen Barber's Abandoned Images takes us inside these remarkable places on a quest to understand the birth and death of film as both a medium and a social event. Due to the rise in digital filmmaking and straight-to-DVD and on-demand distribution, the film industry is presently undergoing a process of profound transformation in both how movies are made and how they are watched. Barber explores what this means for the cinematic experience: are movies losing some essential element of their identity and purpose, and can the distinctive aura of film survive when film's showplaces have been redesigned to serve other ends or altogether erased? Barber also forecasts the future of film, revealing how its distinctive and flexible nature will be vital to its survival"--Publisher description
Performance projections : film and the body in action by Stephen Barber( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance Projections explores the dynamic relationship between film and performance, from the origins of film in Europe and the U.S. to examples in the world of contemporary digital media. Although these two forms - performance and film - have been vitally connected for more than a century, this is the first book to look with originality and depth at their intersection, particularly in relation to issues and theories of space. The rendering of performance into film has been a seminal preoccupation for both performers and film-makers. Film always does far more than document performance; it actively recreates time and space, and overhauls its rapport with the spectator's eye and body. Deploying a wide range of examples, many centred on filmic depictions of Berlin but also notably from Japanese and Chinese performance art and street cultures, this book argues that the act of filming has held the enduring power to draw distinctively performative dimensions out of unruly human gatherings, such as riots and political protests, accentuating the outlandish and aberrant aspects of performance. The book spans the special focus on performance of formative moving-image cultures to such contemporary film-making as the often-lethal camera-phone recording of snipers in Syrian cities. It proposes that the future conception of filmed performance now needs to be radically expanded in response to the transformations and flux of contemporary digital cultures. -- Publisher description
Edmund White : the burning world by Stephen Barber( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces readers to Edmund White's hobnobbing with Nabakov, William Burroughs, and Truman Capote by day and cruising the West Village for sex at night
Antonin Artaud : blows and bombs by Stephen Barber( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley Duvall's Tall tales & legends( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the wild frontier, Davy Crockett earns a reputation for bravery and courage. His belief in standing up for the right cause leads him to Washington and the Alamo, showing us that actions speak louder than words
Projected cities by Stephen Barber( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their depiction of the city, movies carry a multiplicity of means through which to reveal elements of culture, architecture, and history. Projected Cities surveys the connections between cinematic images and cities, with particular focus on the urban cinema cultures of Europe and Japan. It explores urban film imagery at moments of turmoil and experimentation, and assesses the impact of contemporary media culture on the movie
Shelley Duvall's Tall tales & legends( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-on-his luck baseball player follows his dreams to become the biggest star in the game. But even when striking out, the mighty Casey remains a hero for his legendary sportsmanship and good-natured play
Shelley Duvall's Tall tales & legends( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by coyotes, Pecos Bill becomes the cowboy that puts the 'wild' in the Wild West. His daring adventure to save the state of Texas from drought proves that acts of selflessness and bravery are never forgotten
Jean Genet by Stephen Barber( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the French novelist, poet and playwright who became an icon of the gay movement, but also a champion of the despised and marginalized
Artaud : the screaming body by Stephen Barber( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Artaud's film projects, and his conception of Surrealist cinema
Muybridge : the eye in motion by Stephen Barber( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of contemporary visual culture can be traced directly to the work of Eadweard Muybridge, photographer and film pioneer. His work is powered by an extreme obsessionality, excess and ordinariness that enabled him to negate all preconceptions and to re-conceptualize the dynamics of corporeal and urban forms. He created a moving-image projector, the Zoopraxiscope, for his sequences of human and animal movement, thus construction the first identifiably cinematic space for his images' projection to spectators--Edited summary from back cover
Fragments of the European city by Stephen Barber( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compares the social life and urban landscape of Berlin with those of other cities in Europe
The little mermaid by Jodi Benson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Little Mermaid longs to join the world of the handsome prince who has stolen her heart, but for her dream to come true she must leave the mermaid kingdom and never return
Berlin bodies : anatomizing the streets of the city by Stephen Barber( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capital of Germany and home to 3.5 million people, Berlin has a rich, colourful and fascinating history. It rapidly developed into a major urban centre at the end of the nineteenth century, and today is a site where the scars of history sit alongside ultra-modern urban developments. Berlin has always been a place where people have had a close relationship with the fabric of the city, and as such it is the perfect lens with which to examine this relationship, and how that process has shaped the modern city. 'Berlin Bodies' is the first cultural history of the human body in Berlin, spanning the twentieth century and the contemporary scene today. Stephen Barber explores previously neglected material from the citys audio and visual archives to examine how people interacted with the streets, buildings, squares and spaces of Berlin. He takes a deeper look into riots, ruins, nightclubs, crowds, architectural experiments, citywide spectacles, film, art and performances, which have all affected the structure of the city and the people who inhabit it. 'Berlin Bodies' is an innovative approach to examining the modern city space, and how people interact with it. Based on a quarter-century of close observations of Berlin, this book will be compelling reading for those interested in cities, space, visual and digital media, as well as those who see Berlin as a rich source of insights into modern urban cultures
The Three little pigs by James Marshall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the classic fairy tale, three little pigs find out that if you take the time to build a solid foundation, you're able to withstand anything -- even a very strong, huffing-and-puffing wolf!
London eyes : reflections in text and image( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The walls of Berlin : urban surfaces : art : film by Stephen Barber( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on a vast range of material--from the first films of Berlin in the 1890s, to the city's impact on contemporary digital art--the book takes the form of a series of image-propelled journeys acorss the face of Berlin and through its urban histories, excavating the seminal ricochets between the city, art and film."--Publisher description
Hijikata : revolt of the body by Stephen Barber( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caligula : divine carnage : atrocities of the Roman Emperors by Stephen Barber( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Un chien Andalou
Abandoned images : film and film's endEdmund White : the burning worldAntonin Artaud : blows and bombsProjected citiesShelley Duvall's Tall tales & legendsShelley Duvall's Tall tales & legendsJean GenetArtaud : the screaming body
Alternative Names
Stephen Barber British academic

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