ST MARKS IS DEAD THE MANY LIVES OF AMERICAS HIPPEST STREET

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St Marks Is Dead

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 0393353303
Genre : History
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St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements, providing a backdrop for social and cultural revolutionaries from Leon Trotsky to Andy Warhol, the Ramones to the Beastie Boys, W.H. Auden to Keith Haring, Allen Ginsberg to the skaters of the movie Kids. Every group has maintained that their era, and no other, marked the street's apex, and that after they left--whether "they" were the Beats, the hippies, the punks, or the hardcore kids--the street was dead. In this idiosyncratic work of narrative history, enriched by more than two hundred interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun uncovers the largely unknown 400-year history of this epicenter of American cool. She traces the street from its origins as a Dutch farm to its current incarnation as a hipster playground--organized around those pivotal moments when yet another group of miscreant denizens declared, "St. Marks is dead."--Adapted from book jacket.
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St Marks Is Dead

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 039324038X
Genre : Alternative lifestyles
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St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O'Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted and the Velvet Underground wailed. Ada Calhoun tells the "Fascinating" (Village Voice) many-layered history of the street-from its beginnings as a pear orchard to today's hipster playground-organised around the pivotal moments when critics declared "St. Marks is dead". In this "timely, provocative, and stylishly written book." (The Atlantic), enriched by interviews and rare images, Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W.H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys. St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants' haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise and a backdrop to the film Kids-but it has always been a place that outsiders call home.
Category: Alternative lifestyles

St Marks Is Dead The Many Lives Of America S Hippest Street

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 9780393249798
Genre : Social Science
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A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool. St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street—from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground—organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared “St. Marks is dead.” In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids—but it has always been a place that outsiders call home. This idiosyncratic work offers a bold new perspective on gentrification, urban nostalgia, and the evolution of a community.
Category: Social Science

Inside The Dream Palace

Author : Sherill Tippins
ISBN : 9781471135286
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House,delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the known world? Inside the Dream Palaceis the intimate and definitive story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wedding Toasts I Ll Never Give

Author : Ada Calhoun
ISBN : 0393356000
Genre : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
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Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage.
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Life As Art

Author : Stanley Strychacki
ISBN : 1440147531
Genre : Performing Arts
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The experiences of Club 57's director Stanley Strychacki, as recorded here, briefly describe many of the artworks and performances that were shown and created therein. But this is not the overriding purpose of the book. Works by the more renowned artists, such as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf and Jean-Michel Basquiat, are more fully explicated in art history books and museum and gallery catalogues. But here, these and less celebrated works are interwoven with the circumstances of the club-how it came to be, how the participants interacted, and how the things that happened were able to happen. The last of these holds the biggest key. How was it that what appeared to be a punk rock club, filled with visually outrageous, verbally incitive and overtly sexually experimental young people, was allowed to operate for five years in the basement of a church! And how did the members come up with night after night of performances, art shows, film festivals, group activities and extensively casted productions - a new program nearly every night, and all this without any of the government-sponsored funding that is so bitterly and publicly fought over today. Leonard Abrams
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Contested City

Author : Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
ISBN : 9781609386108
Genre : Architecture
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Layered SPURA -- Walking the neighborhood -- In practice #1: crisis and teaching -- Three words: community, collaboration, and public -- In practice #2: alternative space -- The next fifty
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Vanishing New York

Author : Jeremiah Moss
ISBN : 0062439693
Genre : Social Science
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Life On The Mississippi

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : CORNELL:31924021962695
Genre : Authors, American
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The Lonely City

Author : Olivia Laing
ISBN : 9781782111245
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.
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