Buy New
$30.86
Qty:1
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Save: $4.14 (12%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $7.02
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular (Issues & Debates) Paperback – January 15, 2010


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$30.86
$29.33 $17.50

Frequently Bought Together

Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular (Issues & Debates) + Anthology of American Folk Music (Edited by Harry Smith)
Price for both: $102.84

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Issues & Debates (Book 16)
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Getty Research Institute; 1 edition (January 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892367350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892367351
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.9 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

 "The most comprehensive book on the subject to date.”—BookForum



 “This devoutly composed monograph brings one of the avant-garde’s masters to great good light.”—Miami Sun Post



Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000207 EndHTML:0000002962 StartFragment:0000002547 EndFragment:0000002926 SourceURL:file://localhost/Volumes/Home/MCrowley/NY%20Media%20Trips/Dec%2010%20NY%20Media%20Trip.doc "This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporary arts. . . This book comes very close. . . to being a faithful mirror of its fascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure."—

"This is an excellent, thought-provoking book, one that should appeal to anyone with an interest in the role of the vernacular in the contemporary arts. . . . This book comes very close . . . to being a faithful mirror of its fascinating subject and, like its subject, will provoke, educate, and entertain in equal measure."—popmatters.com

About the Author

Andrew Perchuk is assistant director of Contemporary Programs and Research at the Getty Research Institute. Rani Singh is senior research associate in Contemporary Programs and Research at the Getty Research Institute as well as the director of the Harry Smith Archives.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Englewood Review of Books on April 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
[ This review originally appeared in
THE ENGLEWOOD REVIEW OF BOOKS - Vol 3, #11 - 26 March 2010 ]

I've been thinking a lot in recent months about a church community's role in nurturing the local culture of its place (see, for instance, my review of Walter Brueggemann's newest book Journey to the Common Good). Most recently, I have been thinking about the idea of folk music - i.e., music that is distinctive to the people of a place - and its relation to the church. It seems like there is a lot of good work to be done by churches in discerning a style of music that reflects the people of the place, and at the same time allowing the music of the church to be open to this sort of local folk music - which could come in the form of writing new songs or in the way old hymns or songs are sung or accompanied. My understanding of what folk music is has been shaped to a large extent by the classic collection The Anthology of American Folk Music (AAFM), which was assembled in the early 1950's by the eccentric artist and ethnographer Harry Smith. As I was beginning to reflect more intentionally on the idea of folk music as it relates to the church, I happened to see that the Getty Research Institute had released a new biography of Smith, which will undoubtedly become the authoritative reference work on Smith's life and work. This book, Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular, reflects the broadness of Smith's work as an artist and scholar: ethnographer, collector, bibliophile, visual artist, filmmaker, etc. The book is divided into five parts, the first of which contains biographical essays, the subsequent four engage various aspects of Smith's work (his films: "Heaven and Earth Magic" and "Mahagonny"; theAAFM"; and finally his use of collage).
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain Jr. on December 12, 2012
Format: Paperback
The only review if this book besides mine was written in 2010 by the alleged author identified above. His thesis in reviewing this book has something to do with folk music and churches.
What he means by any of it is woefully obscure, poorly developed and completely lacking any and all intellectual rigor. Harry Smith, the man this book is actually written about is one of the great American polymaths and a towering creative figure of our nation. It is a shame that people with lite or no intellect or insight whatsoever are even allowed to post their nonsensical blathering in this forum but alas that is the nature of this system. If you wish to learn more about a remarkable filmmaker, painter, anthropologist and musicologist I strongly urge you to buy this book today.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?