The first book to unveil the main pictorial works (drawings, paintings and collages) of the British film director, the source of his entire cinematic oeuvre (new edition).
"This series of paintings, collages and drawings represents a small part of the speculative investigation that, for me, is carried on across a wide front in collaboration with the manufacture of films."
This art book for the first time brings together over one hundred works on paper by Peter Greenaway with his drawings and paintings like the source of his entire cinematic oeuvre and how, between two films, he exercises his imagination with pencils, gum, gouache or acrylics thus bearing witness to the process of creation of a film.
New edition of the book first published in 1990.
Peter Greenaway (born, 1942 in Newport, Wales, lives and works in Amsterdam) trained as a painter for four years, and started making his own films in 1966. He has continued to make cinema in a great variety of ways, which has also informed his curatorial work and the making of exhibitions and installations in Europe from the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice and the Joan Miro Gallery in Barcelona to the Boijmans van Beuningen Gallery in Rotterdam and the Louvre in Paris. He has made 12 feature films and some 50 short-films and documentaries, been regularly nominated for the Film Festival Competitions of Cannes, Venice and Berlin, published books, written opera librettos, and collaborated with composers Michael Nyman, Glen Branca, Wim Mertens, Jean-Baptiste Barriere, Philip Glass, Louis Andriessen, Borut Krzisnik and David Lang. His first narrative feature film, The Draughtsman's Contract, completed in 1982, received great critical acclaim and established him internationally as an original film maker, a reputation consolidated by the films, The Cook, the Thief, his Wife & her Lover, The Pillow Book, and The Tulse Luper Suitcases.