i had today off so i went down to kaohsiung to do some shopping. at eslite i found this wonderful book on animation called: animation unlimited: innovative shorts since 1940. it was in the discount section and sadly is missing the dvd that’s supposed to go with it.
a lot of big names in here: stan brakhage, len lye, ed emshwiller, mary ellen bute, the brothers quay, jan svankmajer, harry smith, etc. and maybe more importantly, a huge amount of filmmakers i’m unfamiliar with(which makes me wish the dvd was still with this even more). each artist gets a write up and then several pages of images from their films.