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Jonas Mekas

Scrapbook of the Sixties - Writings 1958 / 2010 (Book)

Label: Spector Books

Format: Book

Genre: Library/Soundtracks

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* 2021 Stock. Language: English * Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko OnoJonas Mekas was well acquainted with a great many New York artists. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first experimental films there. Mekas developed a form of film diary in which he recorded his daily observations. He became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Every week, starting in 1958 he published his legendary »Movie Journal« column in the Village Voice, writing on a range of subjects that were by no means restricted to the world of film. He conducted numerous interviews with artists, some of which will now appear for the first time in his Scrapbook of a Sixties. The book contains published and unpublished texts that reveal Mekas as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the day — a phenomenon that has continued now for over fifty years.

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File under: Avant-garde
Cat. number: 9783959050333
Year: 2019
Notes:

Jonas Mekas in conversation with Erick Hawkins and Lucia Dlugoszewski, Judith Malina and Julian Beck (The Living Theatre), Pier Paolo Pasolini, Richard Foreman, Susan Sontag, Hermann Nitsch, Peter Kubelka, Nam June Paik, John Lennon & Yoko Ono.

456 pp.

with 130 black/white and 80 colour illustrations

thread-sewn paperback

Width: 16 cm

Length: 21.5 cm