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Reel Art Press

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Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 80 color / 70 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2018 p. 41   

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ISBN 9781909526266 TRADE
List Price: $39.95 CDN $50.00

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The Beat Scene

Photographs by Burt Glinn

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

Unseen images of the Beats, including many—uniquely—in color

This magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn. This amazing, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was working with Burt Glinn’s widow, Elena, on a larger retrospective of Glinn’s work. The book features black-and-white shots, and also—uniquely, for images of this era—more than 70 in color. An extremely rare find, these photographs capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print.

The photographs were shot between 1957 and 1960 in New York and San Francisco and feature nearly everyone involved in the scene, including writers and artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, LeRoi Jones, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick and many more. Glinn was celebrated for his extraordinary talent as a social documentary photographer, and during his time with the Beats his camera captured the spirit of the counterculture—writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and parties pursuing a truth and future the mainstream would and could not acknowledge.

This exquisite tome is an intimate and fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential bohemians and a celebration of Glinn’s inimitable talent.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Burt Glinn (1935–2008) was an American professional photographer who worked with Magnum Photos. He covered revolutionary leader Fidel Castro’s entrance into Havana, Cuba, and photographed people such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. In collaboration with the writer Laurens van der Post, Glinn published A Portrait of All the Russias (1967) and A Portrait of Japan (1968).


The Beat Scene

STATUS: Forthcoming | 5/22/2018

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The Beat Scene

THE BEAT SCENE

Edited by Tony Nourmand, Michael Shulman. Essay by Jack Kerouac.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526266 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 5/22/2018
Forthcoming


Burt Glinn: Cuba 1959

BURT GLINN: CUBA 1959

Edited by Michael Shulman, Tony Nourmand. Photographs by Burt Glinn.

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526310 | US $60.00

Pub Date: 10/15/2015
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