At long last, a near complete collection of Hollis Frampton's idiosyncratic, scholarly, recondite, funny writings, which might justly be called 'Offbeat Ways to Think About Everything.' A cursory look at a few essay titles -- 'Time, Space, Causality,' 'The Invention Without a Future,' 'Segments of Eternity,' 'Inconclusions' -- reveals the astonishing breadth and brilliance of a mentor to many. This book is an invaluable resource for artists, pedagogues, autodidacts, and anyone who enjoys being intellectually provoked. -- Yvonne Rainer, author of Feelings are Facts
Hollis Frampton (1936--1984) was a filmmaker, artist, and writer. Among his best-known works are (nostalgia), Zorns Lemma, and the unfinished epic film cycle Magellan. He was one of the founders of the Digital Arts Laboratory in the Center for Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. Bruce Jenkins is Professor of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This volume does more than excavate the literary remains of a major figure from the '70s. Indeed, Hollis Frampton's writings appear more relevant today than ever before. -- Tom Gunning Artforum