Harry Smith - The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular (Paperback)
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Harry Smith - The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 04/03/2010
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This title presents a superbly illustrated and insightful examination of the life and works of Harry Smith, one of America's most significant post-war creative talents. Filmmaker, musicologist, painter, ethnographer, graphic designer, mystic, and collector of string figures and other patterns, Harry Smith (1923-1991) was among the most original creative forces to emerge in post-war American art and culture, yet his life, work, and legacy remain poorly understood. 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 non-narrative films. Featuring contributions from noted scholars, critics, and historians - including Paul Arthur, Robert Cantwell, Thomas Crow, Stephen Freidman, Greil Marcus, and P. Adams Sitney - as well as a selection of Smith's works, letters, and other primary sources, this volume offers an insightful exploration of Smith's entire oeuvre within the history of avant-garde art production in twentieth century America.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892367351
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 864 g
Dimensions: 253 x 178 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The most comprehensive book on the subject to date."-"BookForum"


"This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde's masters to great good light."-"Miami Sun Post"


"The most comprehensive book on the subject to date."--"BookForum"


"This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde's masters to great good light."--"Miami Sun Post"


"The most comprehensive book on the subject to date. "BookForum""


This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde s masters to great good light. "Miami Sun Post""


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"This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporary arts. . . . This book comes very close . . . to being a faithful mirror of its fascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure." "popmatters.com"


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"This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporary arts. . . . This book comes very close . . . to being a faithful mirror of its fascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure." "popmatters.com""


"The most comprehensive book on the subject to date. BookForum

"

This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde s masters to great good light. Miami Sun Post

"

"The most comprehensive book on the subject to date."--BookForum


"This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde's masters to great good light."--Miami Sun Post


Version:1.0StartHTML:0000000207EndHTML:0000002962StartFragment:0000002547EndFragment:0000002926SourceURL: file: //localhost/Volumes/Home/MCrowley/NY%20Media%20Trips/Dec%2010%20NY%20Media%20Trip.doc"This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appealto anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporaryarts. . . This book comes very close. . . to being a faithful mirror of itsfascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertainin equal measure."--

"This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporary arts. . . . This book comes very close . . . to being a faithful mirror of its fascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure."--popmatters.com

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