PAPER AIRPLANES: THE COLLECTIONS OF HARRY SMITH
isbn 9780989531139 J&L BOOKS/ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHI
Idea Code 15612 $48.00
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. 'The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné' series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions. Volume one features 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.
240 p, ills colour, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English