Impulse to Preserve: Reflections of a Filmmaker

Impulse to Preserve: Reflections of a Filmmaker




In The Impulse to Preserve, filmmaker Robert Gardner reflects on a life spent observing, recording, and illuminating the human condition in some of the most remote regions of the world. Originally published in 2006, this lavishly illustrated book is now distributed by the Peabody Museum Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590512364
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Publication date: 06/08/2006
Series: Peabody Museum Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Filmmaker Robert Gardner is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; founding director of Harvard Film Study Center (1957-1997); former director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; faculty member, Department of Anthropology and Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, 1960-2000. He is the author of The Impulse to Preserve (2006) and Making Dead Birds: Chronicle of a Film (2007).

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Foreword

  • A Human Document

  • Dead Birds

  • A Kind of Sacrifice

  • Creatures of Pain

  • The Nuer

  • Rivers of Sand

  • The Hanging

  • Ladakh

  • Deep Hearts

  • Ika Hands

  • Rushes: Forest of Bliss

  • Passenger

  • Illustrations

  • Notes

  • Relevant Books

  • Acknowledgments

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