In the Edition THE USEFUL BOOK Viennale publishes extraordinary texts about cinema. 2011 we issued THE USEFUL BOOK #1: Chantal Akerman, The Pajama Interview by Nicole Brenez. For the 50th anniversary in 2012, the Viennale published two more USEFUL BOOKS. As part of this year's festival we are very pleased to present THE USEFUL BOOK #4: Peter Nau, Wiener Minaiturenbuch - a selection of 50 previously unpublished miniatures of Peter Nau.
Publication Series: THE USEFUL BOOK
THE USEFUL BOOK #4 PETER NAU, WIENER MINIATURENBUCH
Born in 1942, Peter Nau, author of a series of acclaimed books on cinema has worked at the legendary magazine "Film Critics" for many years. He designed a unique and independent writing form, which he called "miniatures". Naus "miniatures" are small dense descriptions and comments on older and newer films. #4 issued by the Viennale book series THE USEFUL BOOK appears on the occasion of this year's festival. A special selection for the Viennale of 50 previously unpublished miniatures by Peter Nau.
THE USEFUL BOOK #2 FRITZ LANG, ERINNERUNGEN AN WIEN
The second of the Viennale Edition THE USEFUL BOOK was published due to the retrospective Fritz Lang: «Erinnerungen an Wien». Fritz Lang replied to two young Parisian film critics in 1966 with a very extended text about his heritage, his adolescence and the influence of Vienna on his work. For the first time this text has been published in German language and English translation in its full extense.