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String Figures: The Collections of Harry Smith, Volume II

Harry Smith
J&L Books/Anthology Film Archives
Artists' Books
6 × 9 in
125 pgs
Collecting, Contemporary Art

Volume two of The Collections of Harry Smith focuses on Smith’s erudite study of string figures, an age-old form of spiritual and recreational play that he passionately chronicled in multiple mediums. This immersive volume contains photographs of the extant mounted string figures created by Smith alongside interviews, film stills and selections from his unpublished anthropological research. Additional contextual materials include an introductory essay and a conversation between musician, photographer and filmmaker John Cohen, a longtime colleague of Smith, and painter Terry Winters.

Perfect-bound, softcover, colour.

  1. String figures

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