Jonas Mekas - Scrapbook of the Sixties Writings : 1958 – 2010

A book with published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas from 1958-2010

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Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon & Yoko Ono — Jonas 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 The book contains published and unpublished texts that reveal Mekas as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the day — a phenomenon that has continued now for over fifty years.

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

450 pp.
with 130 black/white and 80 colour illustrations
thread-sewn paperback

Leipzig October, 2016
ISBN: 9783959050333
Edition Number: 1
Width: 16 cm
Length: 21.5 cm
Language(s): English

Author(s) Jonas Mekas
Artist(s) Author : Jonas Mekas, Editor :Anne König, Designer : Fabian Bremer, Pascal Storz
Format thread-sewn paperback with 130 black/white and 80 colour illustrations
Year 2017
Language(s) English
Pages 450 pages
Publisher Spector Books

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