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Jonas Mekas (b. 1922) is a legendary filmmaker, writer, and poet, and co-founder of Anthology Film Archives in New York. For Scrapbook of the Sixties Spector Books has compiled an assembly of Mekas’s published and unpublished texts, revealing him as a thoughtful diarist and an unparalleled chronicler of the day.
Mekas was born in Lithuania, and after being imprisoned in Germany, he came to Brooklyn in 1949 where he began shooting his first films. 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. Starting in 1958, he published his legendary weekly “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 like Andy Warhol, Susan Sontag, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Erick Hawkins, and Nam June Paik.
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JONAS MEKAS: “SCRAPBOOK OF THE SIXTIES” WRITINGS 1954–2010 SPECTOR BOOKS, EDITED BY ANNE KÖNIG, DESIGNED BY FABIAN BREMER & PASCAL STORZ 452 PP., C. 100 B & W IMAGES, THREAD SEWN, SOFTCOVER ISBN 978-3-95905-033-3 EUR 28.00
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