With 'L'Avventura' he piqued the world's curiosity. His explosion with 'Blow-Up', 'Zabriskie Point', 'The Passenger', and 'The Identification of a Woman', Michelangelo Antonioni cemented his reputation as the innovative and artistic filmmaker of his generation. This book explores his life and career from his documentaries to his collaborations.
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: With "L'Avventura" he piqued the world's curiosity. With "La Notte and L'Eclisse", he mystified audiences and broke hearts. With "Red Desert", his first color picture, he blurred all the lines between art, cinema, and still photography. Continuing his creative explosion with "Blow-Up", "Zabriskie Point", "The Passenger", and "The Identification of a Woman", Michelangelo Antonioni cemented his reputation as the most innovative and artistic filmmaker of his generation. With a plethora of illustrations, drawn in part from Antonioni's own archives, this book explores his life and career from his earliest documentaries to his latest collaborations.Every book in "Taschen's Basic Film" series features: an introduction to the director and coverage of every film he or she directed; over 100 scenes from the movies, shots of the director at work, and film posters, with explanatory captions; rare images from around the world; informative text by acknowledged experts; and, a chronology, filmography, and bibliography.