About: Jannon Stein

I'm a research assistant in the Publications department of the Getty Research Institute, where I've worked on over 15 books as well as the website. I'm interested in German-Jewish cultural history, the history of the avant-garde, radio and sound art, and swimming pool architecture.

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Abstract Films from the 1920s: Making Rhythm Visible

G: An Avant-Garde Journal of Art, Architecture, Design, and Film, 1923-1926

Berlin, circa 1921: The painter Hans Richter turns his talents to film and produces one of the earliest abstract films, Rhythmus 21. Clocking in at just over three minutes, it’s a significant departure from the newsreels, romances, cliff-hangers, and penny-dreadfuls… More»

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