Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter

In the summer of 1987, I saw for the first time a work by Derek Jarman: the Desmet Filmtheater in Amsterdam showed his film The Angelic Conversation. Fascinated by both the aesthetics and the radical cinematic interpretation of Shakespeare’s sonnets, I wanted to learn more about him.

Years of research on his films, paintings and writings were the result. In the first years this was comparable to a search for a needle in a haystack. In later years, more and more literature was published, especially his own writings, which formed an essential basis of my work. This culminated in a doctoral thesis and later in the publication of the book Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter.

The book was published in 2008 in Vienna, at the opening of the exhibition Derek Jarman – Brutal Beauty in the Kunsthalle Wien, curated by Isaac Julien and Angela Stief. One main focus of my research were his Super-8-films and his „Cinema of small gestures“. I’ve examined his filming techniques and his way of working but also influences from painting and literature, such as Yves Klein, David Hockney, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Rauschenberg.

In 2016 the English translation by Michael Wetzel has been published – both editions are also available as an eBook.

Read more about this project and the publications:
www.jarman-film-book.com

ENGLISH EDITION:

The English edition of Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter is published by INGRAM and available as a paperback edition and eBook.

Martin Frey: Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter
Home Movies, Super 8 Films and Other Small Gestures
Translated by Michael Wetzel

Paperback edition:
USD 19.90  /  GBP 13.90  /  EUR 19.30  /  AUD 25.90
ISBN 978-3-200-04494-4
INGRAM Content Group Inc., La Vergne, Tennessee
248 pages, illustrated (colour / b&w), paperback, 6 x 9 in / 229 x 152 cm
English edition 2016
Available in bookstores and online at amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca and many other online bookstores.

eBook Download:
For Apple iPad/iPhone in the iTunes Store, Amazon Kindle on amazon.com,
amazon.co.ukamazon.ca and in numerous other online shops for download.
USD 9.99  /  GBP 6.99  /  EUR 9.99  /  AUD 12.99  /  CAD 12.99
ISBN 978-3-200-04495-1
INGRAM Content Group Inc., La Vergne, Tennessee
English edition 2016

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In conversation with Isaac Julien and James Mackay during the opening of the exhibition Derek Jarman – Brutal Beauty in Vienna. (Photo: Peter Hiller)

GERMAN EDITION

The German edition of Derek Jarman – Moving Pictures of a Painter is
published by BoD and available as a hardcover edition and eBook.

Martin Frey:
Derek Jarman – Bewegte Bilder eines Malers
Home Movies, Super-8-Filme und andere kleine Gesten

Gebundene Ausgabe:
Available in  bookstores and online at
amazon.de, thalia.de, thalia.at, löwenherz.at
and many other online bookstores.

EUR 29,70
ISBN 978-3-8370-1217-0
BoD – Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt 2008
248 pages, illustrated (colour / b&w), 170 x 220 mm
First edition 2008

eBook Download:
For Apple iPad/iPhone in the iTunes Store, Amazon Kindle on amazon.de
and in numerous other online shops for download.
Thalia.de, Thalia.at

EUR 23,99
ISBN 9783844853919
BoD – Books on Demand GmbH, Norderstedt 2011

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The English edition,
translated by Michael Wetzel.

derek-jarman-buch-martin-frey-deutsch

The German edition.