GENERAL INTEREST

PUBLISHER
J&L Books/Anthology Film Archives

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 240 pgs / 300 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 70   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780989531139 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50 GBP £30.00

AVAILABILITY
In stock

BROWSE THE 2020 FALL CATALOG

Preview our FALL 2020 catalog, featuring 500 new books on art, photography, design, architecture, film, music and visual culture.

  

J&L BOOKS/ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES

Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith

Catalogue Raisonné, Volume I

Edited by John Klacsmann, Andrew Lampert. Photographs by Jason Fulford.

Featured image is reproduced from <i>Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith</i>.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, while his landmark three-volume compilation, the Anthology of American Folk Music (1952), laid the foundation for the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s. In addition to his ecstatic artwork, Smith is renowned for his vast collections of curious objects. The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions.

Volume one features richly 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. This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them.

Featured image is reproduced from Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New Yorker

Andrea Denhoed

These pieces of sculptural ephemera are artifacts of childhoods, and also of the eccentric and eager collector who sought to preserve them.

Bookforum

Albert Mobilio

The extant collection numbers more than 250 specimens that [Smith] found on street, fished out of wastebaskets, or even, as one friend recalls, ran into traffic to retrieve... Many of the planes are annotated with the location and date of their discovery: "Prince nr Wooster 4-5-79"; "Bet 9th &10th Aves on 49th 4-24-79 In Playground."

Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith

in stock  $35.00


Free Shipping

UPS GROUND IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.
FOR CONSUMER ONLINE ORDERS

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

MADELINE WEISBURG | DATE 12/4/2015

John Klacsmann & Andrew Lampert on Harry Smith, 'Paper Airplanes' & 'String Figures'

John Klacsmann & Andrew Lampert on Harry Smith, 'Paper Airplanes' & 'String Figures'

Experimental filmmaker, musicologist, artist, ethnographer and occultist Harry Smith (1923-1991) was a key member of the Beat avant-garde. He was also a lifelong collector who gathered idiosyncratic objects as varied as paper airplanes, string figures, tarot cards and Ukrainian Easter eggs, many of which are housed at the Anthology Film Archives, where John Klacsmann & Andrew Lampert are currently editing a remarkable series of catalogue raisonnés co-published by Anthology and J & L Books. Madeline Weisburg sat down to speak with them about the two new volumes, documenting Smith's Paper Airplane and String Figure collections.
continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/22/2015

Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith

Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith

"A charming yet cantankerous pauper in life, in death Harry Smith has become nothing less than a subterranean superstar," Paper Airplanes: The Collections of Harry Smith editors John Klacsmann and Andrew Lampert write in their introduction to this charming yet fascinating new title from J & L Books and Anthology Film Archives—one of our favorite Holiday Gift Books of 2015. "His myriad accomplishments as a filmmaker, artist, musicologist, anthropologist, and occultist are celebrated by a range of disparate communities, most of which are invested in him for entirely different reasons. Since his death, a slew of retrospective music releases, film preservations, books, screenings, and gallery exhibitions have firmly established him as a key figure of the 20th-century American underground. While Smith’s entire body of work is incomparable and justly celebrated, he is in many ways equally infamous for the many abandoned and abolished projects left in his wake, including those that were lost thanks to unpaid bills, irate landlords, numerous moves, bad moods, and self-destructive outbursts." To read more on Smith and his collections of Paper Airplanes and String Figures, continue to their recent interview with Madeline Weisburg. continue to blog


FORTHCOMING AND NEW: VISUAL CULTURE

Encyclopedia of Flowers

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FLOWERS

Edited by Kyoko Wada.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037783139
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 10/7/2012
Out of print | Not available


Futebol

FUTEBOL

Photographs by Leonardo Finotti.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037784310
USD $29.00
| CAN $39.5

Pub Date: 7/25/2014
Active | In stock


Want: 100 Postcards from the Collection of John Kasmin

WANT: 100 POSTCARDS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOHN KASMIN

Text by John Kasmin.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533464
USD $16.95
| CAN $24

Pub Date: 11/12/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


The Fifa 100

THE FIFA 100

Text by Kofi Allen.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781903973523
USD $55.00
| CAN $82.5

Pub Date: 6/1/2001
Out of print | Not available


Grimes: Miss Information, a Coloring Book

GRIMES: MISS INFORMATION, A COLORING BOOK

DELMONICO BOOKS/MACCARONE

ISBN: 9781942884859
USD $19.95
| CAN $27.95 UK £ 17.5

Pub Date: 11/24/2020
Forthcoming


Cooking with Antonio Guida

COOKING WITH ANTONIO GUIDA

Edited by Maddalena Fossati. Photographs by Giacomo Bretzel.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836645589
USD $50.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 10/6/2020
Active | In stock


Synergetic Stew

SYNERGETIC STEW

Introduction by Jamie Snyder.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037786437
USD $25.00
| CAN $35

Pub Date: 8/4/2020
Active | In stock


Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977

HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH: ANDY SWEET'S SUMMER CAMP 1977

Edited with foreword by Brett Sokol. Introduction by Naomi Fry.

LETTER16 PRESS

ISBN: 9780989381192
USD $39.95
| CAN $55.95 UK £ 35

Pub Date: 5/26/2020
Active | In stock


Art and Decoration

ART AND DECORATION

By Oscar Wilde.

ART / BOOKS VINTAGE CLASSICS

ISBN: 9781908970541
USD $19.95
| CAN $27.95

Pub Date: 1/5/2021
Forthcoming


Offline Activities

OFFLINE ACTIVITIES

By Tamara Shopsin & Jason Fulford.

THE ICE PLANT

ISBN: 9780999265543
USD $14.95
| CAN $19.95 UK £ 12.99

Pub Date: 4/1/2020
Active | In stock


Vegan Art: A Book of Visual Protest

VEGAN ART: A BOOK OF VISUAL PROTEST

Edited by Tommy Kane.

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781912122301
USD $35.00
| CAN $49

Pub Date: 4/13/2021
Forthcoming


NASA Apollo 11: Man on the Moon

NASA APOLLO 11: MAN ON THE MOON

Edited with text by Steffen Knöll. Text by Eric M. Jones.

SPECTOR BOOKS

ISBN: 9783959053167
USD $40.00
| CAN $56

Pub Date: 6/15/2021
Forthcoming



print icon


arrow back


arrow next


ARTBOOK LOGO
 
 

the art world's source for books on art & culture

  

CUSTOMER SERVICE
orders@artbook.com
212 627 1999
M-F 9-5 EST

TRADE ACCOUNTS

800 338 2665

CONTACT

JOBS + INTERNSHIPS

NEW YORK
Showroom by Appointment Only
75 Broad Street, Suite 630
New York NY 10004
Tel   212 627 1999

LOS ANGELES
Showroom by Appointment Only
818 S. Broadway, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tel. 323 969 8985

ARTBOOK LLC
D.A.P. | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.


All site content Copyright C 2000-2017 by Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. and the respective publishers, authors, artists. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.

ARTBOOK AMPERSAT

The D.A.P. Catalog
www.artbook.com