Sunday, 13 April 2008

The Cuban Image - Michael Chanan

Michael, who used to lecture at my old college, has written a deceptively small book with a lot of detail about Cuban films. He describes how the ICAIC came to make silkscreens through the nationalisation of a graphic studio and print facility and, in turn, spawned a flourishing art scene. Chanan describes the unique Cuban combination of politics and artistic expression with enthusiasm and with incredible detail. His knowledge and level of research about film and its place in revolutionary Cuba is incredible. There are very few poster images but the text is comprehensive.
The Cuban Image Michael Chanan icaic cuba cuban poster

The Cuban Image Michael Chanan icaic cuba cuban poster

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