John Lennon vs. The USA

John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History Hardcover August 7, 2016

by Leon Wildes (Author), Michael Wildes (Foreword)

Hardcover: 384 pages Publisher: American Bar Association (August 7, 2016)

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At a time when the hottest issue in US immigration law is the proposed action by President Obama to protect from deportation as many as 5 million illegals in the United States, the 1972 John Lennon deportation case takes on special relevance today, notwithstanding the passage of forty years since he was placed in deportation proceedings.

For the first time, noted New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes tells the incredible story of this landmark case John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.


Regarding the real : cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Regarding the real : cinema, documentary, and the visual arts

Author: Des O’Rawe

Des O’Rawe teaches Film Studies in the School of Creative Arts, Queen’s University of Belfast

Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2016.

Regarding the real develops an original approach to documentary film, focusing on its aesthetic relations to visual arts such as animation, assemblage, photography, painting and architecture. Throughout, the book considers the work of figures whose preferred film language is associative and fragmentary, and for whom the documentary is an endlessly open form; an unstable expressive phenomenon that cannot help but interrogate its own narratives and intentions. Combining close analysis with cultural history, the book re-assesses the influence of the modern arts in subverting structures of realism typically associated with the documentary. In the course of its discussion, it charts a fascinating path that leads from Len Lye to Hiroshi Teshigahara, and includes along the way figures such as Joseph Cornell, Johan van der Keuken, William Klein, Jean-Luc Godard, Jonas Mekas and Raymond Depardon

Includes a chapter titled : Journey to Central Park

Author: Des ORawe

This chapter compares two documentary treatments of the 1980 Central Park vigil for John Lennon: Jonas Mekas Happy Birthday to John (1995), and Raymond Depardon’s Ten Minutes Silence for John Lennon (1980). Mekas and Depardon might seem an improbable combination but as the chapter shows, there are affinities, if not direct points of convergence, in their outlook and method: both sensibilities have been shaped by migrant experiences, and much of their work, for all its formal and structural differences, is preoccupied with exile and displacement, rootedness and the meaning of home; the country and the city; both are Europeans who have developed a distinctive artistic relationship with New York City; both are concerned with the place of autobiography in their work, using captions, inter-titles, diary entries, photographs, and 1st person commentary to complicate relations between the imaginary and the documentary.

Book info:

1 Suspended animation
2 Somewhere in the city
3 Questioning the frame
4 Eclectic dialectics
5 One plus one (p.m.)
6 Journey to Central Park
7 Architectures of vision

Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-7190-9966-3
Pages: 208
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Price: £60.00

Starring Amsterdam: Celebrities in Amsterdam during the roaring 1960s and 1970

Starring Amsterdam: Celebrities in Amsterdam during the roaring 1960s and 1970

Overview of all celebrities having visited Amsterdam during the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s Including the ‘bed-in’ protest action by John Lennon and Yoko Ono Presents never-before published photos from the Amsterdam-based press agency Sabel & DaniëlsIn the 60s and 70s, Amsterdam was the epicenter of new cultural development and a magnet for national and international celebrities. Dutch photojournalists Hans Sabel and Henk Daniëls were on site to capture all events and advancements. 30 years of photojournalism has resulted in an archive of around 150,000 negatives.In cooperation with the heirs of the archive a selection of images has been brought together in this book. It offers many previously unpublished images, from Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Charles Aznavour, Elizabeth Taylor and Dutch celebrities like Johan Cruyff, princess Beatrix and prince Bernhard to Willeke Alberti. Starring Amsterdam is a unique photographic document from Amsterdam at a time when the city is alive and buzzing like never before.With a foreword by James Worthy and text by Joost Bastmeijer

Here Comes Fluxus

Here Comes Fluxus

Track 16 Gallery

3571 Hayden Avenue

Culver City, CA 90232

April 30th – June 4th Featuring over 130 works from artists of this famous anti-art collective of the 60s and 70s, including George Maciunas, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, George Brecht, Robert Watts, LaMonte Young, Robert Filliou, Ay-O, Daniel Spoerri, Ben Vautier, Allison Knowles and many others.

The opening is from 69 P.M. and will include various spontaneous Fluxus performances throughout the space. A full-length Fluxconcert utilizing a stable of Los Angeles artists and performers will be held on Saturday, May 7 at 8 P.M. Please check our website for updates. The exhibition runs through June 4. Exhibition hours are Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 P.M.

Concurrent with the Pop Art movement, but more radical in its experimental approach to art-making, Fluxus flourished in the 60s, inspired by the ideas of composer John Cage and (through Cage), maverick artist Marcel Duchamp. Fluxus rejected the values and convention of high art in favor of new forms that were accessible, interactive, hybrid, and playful. The name Fluxus, from the Latin flux, connotes change, movement, renewal and fluidity values that informed every aspect of the groups activities.

Through Women’s Eyes: From Diane Arbus to Letizia Battaglia. Passion and Courage

Just out, translation from the Sguardo di donna. From Diane Arbus to Letizia Battaglia :

Title: Through Women’s Eyes: From Diane Arbus to Letizia Battaglia. Passion and Courage
Author: Miglietti, Francesca Alfano
Publisher:Marsilio Editori Spa
Publication Date:Feb-23-2016
Dimensions:8.25 (W) x 10.00 (H) x 0.75 (D)

Description: This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 20th century to today features the most important works of 25 artists. Women have played an important role in the development of photography, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. Through Womens Eye showcases the most influential women photographers of the modern and contemporary eras: from Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin to Yoko Ono and Roni Horn, along with many others. The artists featured in this book offer us their own interpretations of the world, filtered through the camera, and show us what is worth looking at among the barrage of images that bombard us. Their strength is the ability to combine languages–not only photography, but elements of cinema and painting as well, resulting in a collection of views that encompass the human experience. — Random House, Inc.

Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends)

This has a chapter on Yoko. It’s not listed anywhere, but a preview of the content shows her name.

The authors have written a series of books on other famous ‘kids".

Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends)

by David Stabler (Author), Doogie Horner (Illustrator)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books (Aug. 9 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594748969
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594748967
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g