Hy Hirsh

Selected Bibliography and Texts     


Bendazzi, Giannalberto. "L'enigma di Hy Hirsch." Cartoons: Il cinema d'animazione, 1888-1988. Venice: Marsilio Editori, 1988. NOTE: Hirsh's name is misspelled here.
--- "The Enigma of Hy Hirsch." Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation. Trans. Anna Tarabolettti-Segre. 2nd ed. London: John Libbey & Company Ltd., 1994. name misspelled

Brenez, Nicole and Christian Lebrat, eds. Jeune, dure et pure! une histoire du cinema d'avant-garde et experimental en France. Paris: Cinémathèque française. 2001.

Brougher, Kerry et al. Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900. London: Thames and Hudson, 2005.

Curtis, David. Experimental Cinema. London: Studio Vista, 1971.

Frankenstein, Alfred. "A New Crop of Photo Shows." San Francisco Chronicle, December 13, 1977.

Haller, Robert. "Hy Hirsh." Articulated Light: The Emergence of Abstract Film in America. Ed. Gerald O'Grady, Bruce Posner. Boston: Harvard Film Archive and Anthology Film Archives, 1995.

Hayes, R.M. 3-D movies: a history and filmography of stereoscopic cinema. McFarland, 1998.

Hirsh, Hy. Curriculum Vitae (1961). Unpublished typescript, Collection Center for Visual Music.

Keefer, Cindy. "Cosmic Cinema and The Vortex Concerts." Cosmos: The Search for the Origins, from Kupka to Kubrick. Arnauld Pierre, Ed. Madrid:El Umbral/Santa Cruz de Tenerife:TEA, 2008.
---"Space Light Art: Early Abstract Cinema and Multimedia, 1900-1959." White Noise. Ernest Edmonds, Ed. Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2005. Exhibition Catalog.
--- "Hy Hirsh Preservation: History and Mystery." KINETICA 3. Los Angeles:, 2001.

LeGrice, Malcolm. Abstract Film and Beyond. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1977.

MacDonald, Scott. Art in Cinema: Documents Toward a History of the Film Society. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.
---A Critical Cinema 3: Interviews with Independent Filmmakers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Moritz, William. "Hy Hirsh & the Fifties: Jazz and Abstraction in Beat Era Film." Kinetica 3. Los Angeles, 2001. Contains errata.
---"Hy Hirsh." L'Art du mouvement: cinematographique du Musée national d'art moderne. Ed. Jean-Michel Bouhours. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996.
---"Hy Hirsh." Articulated Light: The Emergence of Abstract Film in America. Ed. Gerald O'Grady, Bruce Posner. Boston: Harvard Film Archive and Anthology Film Archives, 1995.
---"Visualle Musik: Hohlenmalerei fur MTV." Sound and Vision. Herbert Gehr, Ed. Frankfurt: Deutsches Filmmuseum, 1993.
---"Non-Objective Film: The Second Generation." Film as Film: Formal Experiment in Film 1910-1975. David Curtis, Philip Drumond and Richard Francis, Eds. London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1979.

Perchuk, Andrew and Rani Singh, Eds. Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular. Getty Research Institute, 2010.

Peterson, Sidney. The Dark of the Screen. New York: Anthology Film Archives, 1980.

Pike, Robert. The Film as an Art Form: A Study of the West Coast Experimental Film Movement. UCLA Masters Thesis, 1960.

Reed, Dennis. "Hy Hirsh: Experiments in Filmmaking and Photography." in Hy Hirsh/Color Photography. Paul Hertzmann, Ed. San Francisco: Paul Hertzmann, Inc., 2008. PDF of entire monograph, 28 pages.

Russett, Robert and Cecile Starr. Experimental Animation: An Illustrated Anthology. Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1976

Scheugl, Hans and Schmidt Jr., Ernst. "Hy Hirsch." Lexikon des Avantgarde-, Experimental- und Undergroundfilms. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 1974. 365. Contains errata. Hirsh's name is also misspelled

Schlicht, Esther and Max Hollein, Eds. Zelluloid: Cameraless Film. Kerber Verlag, 2010. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt ex.cat.

Southern California Photography: An Historical Survey 1900-1965. Los Angeles: The Photography Museum, 1980.

Stauffacher, Frank. Art in Cinema. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Art, 1947.

Stephenson, Ralph. Animation in the Cinema. A. Zwemmer, 1967.



Arts magazine, Art Digest, Inc., 1954. Vol. 29.

Film News, Film News Co., 1950, Vol. 11 - 13.

Museum of Modern Art Press Release no. 24. February, 1968.

Obituary. La Technique Cinematographique. Paris: November, 1961.



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