Is pasakų krasto: rinktines įvairiu tautu pasakos. iliustravo V.L. Adamkevicius. [From the Land of Fairy Tales: A Collection of Tales From Various Nations.]. Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Vytautas Leonas Adamkevicius.
Is pasakų krasto: rinktines įvairiu tautu pasakos. iliustravo V.L. Adamkevicius. [From the Land of Fairy Tales: A Collection of Tales From Various Nations.]
Is pasakų krasto: rinktines įvairiu tautu pasakos. iliustravo V.L. Adamkevicius. [From the Land of Fairy Tales: A Collection of Tales From Various Nations.]
Is pasakų krasto: rinktines įvairiu tautu pasakos. iliustravo V.L. Adamkevicius. [From the Land of Fairy Tales: A Collection of Tales From Various Nations.]
The First Book of Jonas Mekas

Is pasakų krasto: rinktines įvairiu tautu pasakos. iliustravo V.L. Adamkevicius. [From the Land of Fairy Tales: A Collection of Tales From Various Nations.]

[Wiesbaden]: Giedra, 1947. Cover design and 11 full-page illustrations by Vytautas Leonas Adamkevicius. First edition. Mimeographed typescript. Saddle-stitched, in publisher’s illustrated wrappers. 62, (2) p. Cover slightly worn at the corners. Small damage to the spine at the tail and the head. A light stain on the rear cover. Pages yellowed due to acidic paper. Overall in fine condition.

The first book of the Lithuanian American filmmaker, poet and Fluxus artist, "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema", Jonas Mekas (1922–2019), written together with his brother, Adolfas Mekas (1925–2011).

Jonas and Adolfas Mekas wrote this children’s book, containing a selection of apocalyptic fairytales in 1947 while living in displaced persons camps in Kassel and Wiesbaden, Germany. Because of the poor living conditions in the camps, the lack of funds, and the limited production facilities, plain and rather poor appearance was typical for the illustrated Lithuanian books, published in Germany after World War II. The edition of these books, often created with mimeographs, was very limited, and usually did not reach 300 copies.

The book was designed and illustrated by the Lithuanian avant-garde poet, Vytautas Leonas Adamkeviciaus (1923–1998) who was a long-time friend of the Mekas brothers. They also founded together the avant-garde magazine and publishing house, Zvilgsniai.

Jonas and Adolfas Mekas emigrated to the United States in 1949 and made a successful career as writers, curators and experimental filmmakers. They founded the magazine, Film Culture in New York in 1954.

Extremely scarce.

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Price: €3,000.00