String Figures: The Collections of Harry Smith: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II

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J&L Books/Anthology Film Archives #ad - Additional contextual materials include an introductory essay and a conversation between musician, a longtime colleague of Smith, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen, and painter Terry Winters. Volume two of the collections of harry Smith focuses on Smith's erudite study of string figures, an age-old form of spiritual and recreational play that he passionately chronicled in multiple mediums.

This immersive volume contains photographs of the extant mounted string figures created by Smith alongside interviews, film stills and selections from his unpublished anthropological research.

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Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I

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J&L Books/Anthology Film Archives #ad - Filmmaker, anthropologist, painter, musicologist and occultist--Harry Smith 1923-1991 was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in the realms of beat culture and avant-garde art. Smith's kaleidoscopic experimental films have influenced generations of artists and cinephiles,  the Anthology of American Folk Music 1952, while his landmark three-volume compilation, laid the foundation for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s.

This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them. Whimsical and weird, the paper airplanes rank among Smith's most mysterious collecting pursuits. J l books. In addition to his ecstatic artwork, Smith is renowned for his vast collections of curious objects.

Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith: Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I #ad - The collections of harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions. Volume one features richly detailed photographic documentation of 251 paper airplanes gathered by Smith from the streets of New York City over an approximately 20-year period.

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Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular Issues & Debates

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Getty Research Institute #ad - New. No quibbles returns. Filmmaker, harry smith 1923–1991 was among the most original creative forces in postwar American art and culture, ethnographer, painter, and collector of string figures and other patterns, mystic, musicologist, graphic designer, yet his life and work remain poorly understood. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon.

Adams sitney, the volume contains numerous illustrations of Smith’s works and a selection of his letters and other primary sources. Guaranteed packaging. Mint Condition. J l books. Today he is remembered primarily for his anthology of American Folk Music 1952—an idiosyncratic collection of early recordings that educated and inspired a generation of musicians and roots music fans—and for a body of innovative abstract and nonnarrative films.

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular Issues & Debates #ad - Constituting a first attempt to locate smith and his diverse endeavors within the history of avant-garde art production in twentieth-century America, the essays in this volume reach across Smith’s artistic oeuvre. In addition to contributions by paul arthur, robert Cantwell, William Moritz, Stephen Hinton, Greil Marcus, Thomas Crow Stephen Fredman, Annette Michelson, and P.

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The Walk New Directions Pearls

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New Directions #ad - An introduction by translator Susan Bernofsky explains the history of The Walk, and the differences between its two versions. Because it is on walks that the lore of nature and the lore of the country are revealed, charming and graceful, to the sense and eyes of the observant walker. The walk was the first piece of Walser’s work to appear in English, and the only one translated before his death.

However, walser heavily revised his most famous novella, altering nearly every sentence, rendering the baroque tone of his tale into something more spare. Guaranteed packaging. J l books. Without walking, “and my profession, “I would be dead, which I love passionately, ” Walser explains, would be destroyed.

The Walk New Directions Pearls #ad - Robert walser's preferred alternate version of his classic tale. No quibbles returns. A pseudo-biographical “stroll” through town and countryside rife with philosophical musings, The Walk has been hailed as the masterpiece of Walser’s short prose. Mint Condition. Walking features heavily in his writing, but nowhere else is it as elegantly considered.

In a new translation by susan Bernofsky, The Walk is an elegant consideration of walking and the philosophical musings it engenders.

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