The Beat Scene
ISBN10: 1909526266 ISBN13: 9781909526266 Contributors: Kerouac, Jack; Shulman, Michael (Editor); Nourmand, Tony (Editor); Stacke, Sarah (Introduction) Publisher: Reel Art Pr Published: Jul 24 2018 Pages: 159 Weight: 2.45lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 9.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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 R|A|P 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 over 100 images in color - an extremely rare find, these photographs manage to 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 virtually every major figure involved in the scene, including Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, poets like Gregory Corso, artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline and Jay DeFoe, Kline Lawrence Ferlinghetti in his City Lights bookshop, 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 counter culture - 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.