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Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties

Contributed by X-Ray Charles on Mar 10th, 2016. Artwork published in
November 2015
    Pascal Storz, Fabian Bremer. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Scrapbook of the Sixties is a collection of published and unpublished texts by Jonas Mekas—filmmaker, writer, poet, and cofounder of the Anthology Film Archives in New York. Born in Lithuania, he came to Brooklyn via Germany in 1949 and began shooting his first films there. Quickly he became the barometer of the New York art scene and a pioneer of American avant-garde cinema. Mekas conducted numerous interviews with artists like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch, and Nam June Paik. Some of these texts now appear for the first time in this book. His writings reveal him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the times—a practice that he has continued now for over fifty years.

    Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties. Writings 1954–2010
    ISBN 978–3–95905–033–3; Spector Books
    Adhesive-bound paperback; 1-color offset; 16×21.5 cm, 456 pages; English

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    1 Comment on “Jonas Mekas: Scrapbook of the Sixties

    1. Mar 11th, 2016  2:18 pm

      This book is awarded a Second prize in the international Walter Tiemann Prize 2016. See also the WTP website on Fonts In Use.

      The award ceremony will take place on March 17, 2016, at 7pm, in the gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig. All winning titles are presented in an exhibition that is on display for the duration of the Leipzig Book Fair.

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