Albert Maysles, A Maysles Scrapbook Photographs / Cinemagraphs / Documents
by Albert Maysles
Steidl & Partners
Using the latest digital technology to scan and print from original footage, the core of this book is the translation to the page of the greatest images from the Maysles’ major and less known films. The recent discovery of a cache of original film negatives, hours of outtake film, numerous still photographs, production notes, and personal and business letters are the occasion for this retrospective publication and exhibition.
In a career spanning a half century, the Maysles filmed the people and events that shaped our times: John Kennedy on the campaign trail, Castro’s Cuba in the aftermath of the revolution, the Beatles’ arrival in America, Truman Capote and Marlon Brando at the height of their fame, the Rolling Stones at Altamont. They made a series of films documenting the monumental environmental artworks of the Christos (1974–2007), and a series on classical musicians Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Vladimir Horowitz, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Wynton Marsalis. Albert received exclusive access to the Dalai Lama and filmed his visit to New York in the summer of 2003. He recently worked with Martin Scorsese to film the Rolling Stones’ concert in New York performed for Bill Clinton’s 60th birthday. Significant writings by Albert and others are collected in this book, many published for the first time. There will be contributions from Albert’s peers, admirers and collaborators including Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, D.A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock.
- Winner of Best Photography Book of the Year Award PhotoEspana08
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Co-published with Steven Kasher Gallery
Four colour throughout
Foreword by Martin Scorsese
Introduction by Albert Maysles
- Edited by Michael Chaiken, Steven Kasher, Sara Maysles
- 376 pages
- 21.8 cm x 27.9 cm
- Steidl & Partners
- ISBN: 978-3-86521-496-6