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Camera WorksPhotography and the Twentieth-Century Word$
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Michael North

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173567

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173567.001.0001

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The Movies, the Readies, and the Revolution of the Word

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Camera Works

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Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the role of photography and film in the little magazine transition and in the Revolution of the Word announced in it. It focuses particularly on the Readie project of Bob Brown, which was intended to produce a machine for reading poems and stories from strips of film. The utopian hopes of both the magazine and the Readie project are mocked by the appearance in many of the Readies of prejudicial, even racist material.

Keywords:   Readie project, Bob Brown, transition, photography, film, racism

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