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Paper Airplanes - The Collections of Harry Smith

Paper Airplanes - The Collections of Harry Smith
  

Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, 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 cinephile... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780989531139
Published 27 October 2015 by J & L Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Other Smith, Harry
Edited by Klacsmann, John
Edited by Lampert, Andrew
By (photographer) Fulford, Jason
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ISBN-13 9780989531139
ISBN-10 0989531139
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher J & L Books
Imprint J & L Books
Publication Date 27 October 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Other Smith, Harry
Edited by Klacsmann, John
Edited by Lampert, Andrew
By (photographer) Fulford, Jason
Category Art Styles: C 1960 -
Folk Art
Individual Artists
Individual Film Directors, Film-Makers
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Individual Artists / Art Monographs
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 741.6
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, 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, while his landmark three-volume compilation, the Anthology of American Folk Music (1952), laid the foundation for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his ecstatic artwork, Smith is renowned for his vast collections of curious objects. 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. Whimsical and weird, the paper airplanes rank among Smith's most mysterious collecting pursuits. This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them.

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NZ Review These pieces of sculptural ephemera are artifacts of childhoods, and also of the eccentric and eager collector who sought to preserve them.--Andrea Denhoed The New Yorker (10/05/2015)

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