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A spread from Manfred Naescher’s publication Screenshots #6: I Walked With A Zombie.
Naescher’s booklets are explorations of film in the form of an ongoing series of picture fanzines. Naescher paints images of screenshots from various movies. This booklet is filled with scenes from the 1943 film directed by Jacques Tourneur.
This is one of 27 different items we have on sale - in honor of summer and you, our cherished readers and supporters! Check out all the sale items here.
(Screenshots #6: I walked with a Zombie [OPUB96] - $11.20)

A spread from Manfred Naescher’s publication Screenshots #6: I Walked With A Zombie.

Naescher’s booklets are explorations of film in the form of an ongoing series of picture fanzines. Naescher paints images of screenshots from various movies. This booklet is filled with scenes from the 1943 film directed by Jacques Tourneur.

This is one of 27 different items we have on sale - in honor of summer and you, our cherished readers and supporters! Check out all the sale items here.

(Screenshots #6: I walked with a Zombie [OPUB96] - $11.20)

Faces: A book of drawings of female actors in films, By Manfred Naescher
Manfred keeps making really beautiful books. This is one of three new ones he has made in recent months. They are produced in very limited numbers. Get copies while you can!
Faces presents a series of watercolor portraits of female actors in  films. As the marks of watercolor have solidified into visible traces of  the passage of time on paper, the resulting image reveals a memory of  the process. Derrida’s concept of cinema as “the art of allowing ghosts  to come back” is interpreted here with watercolor acting as the medium  through which ghosts are invited to the present. This process  “presupposes a memory of the past that has never taken the form of the  present” (Derrida), which is especially valid for film, a mere product  of artifice. The images of Faces are both portraits and evocations of  ghosts.

Faces: A book of drawings of female actors in films, By Manfred Naescher

Manfred keeps making really beautiful books. This is one of three new ones he has made in recent months. They are produced in very limited numbers. Get copies while you can!

Faces presents a series of watercolor portraits of female actors in films. As the marks of watercolor have solidified into visible traces of the passage of time on paper, the resulting image reveals a memory of the process. Derrida’s concept of cinema as “the art of allowing ghosts to come back” is interpreted here with watercolor acting as the medium through which ghosts are invited to the present. This process “presupposes a memory of the past that has never taken the form of the present” (Derrida), which is especially valid for film, a mere product of artifice. The images of Faces are both portraits and evocations of ghosts.

Another page from Manfred Naescher’s Screenshots #5: Endless Summer 
Manfred makes beautiful publications. He starts with screenshots from films and then makes watercolors from them. He arranges the watercolors in thoughtful, compelling ways and makes really tight, clean publications. We are really happy to have his books at HLP. Manfred makes very few copies of his books and we only have a small number. We currently are also the only outlet for his publications in the U.S.
Click to see all six of Manfred Naescher’s books at HLP.

Another page from Manfred Naescher’s Screenshots #5: Endless Summer

Manfred makes beautiful publications. He starts with screenshots from films and then makes watercolors from them. He arranges the watercolors in thoughtful, compelling ways and makes really tight, clean publications. We are really happy to have his books at HLP. Manfred makes very few copies of his books and we only have a small number. We currently are also the only outlet for his publications in the U.S.

Click to see all six of Manfred Naescher’s books at HLP.