Between Montmartre And The Mudd Club

Author : Bernard Gendron
ISBN : 0226287378
Genre : Music
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When and how did pop music earn so much cultural capital? This text investigates five key moments when popular music and avant-garde art transgressed the rigid boundaries separating high and low culture to form friendly alliances.
Category: Music

The Mudd Club

Author : Richard Boch
ISBN : 9781627310581
Genre : History
File Size : 54.84 MB
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"I was a Long Island kid that graduated college in 1976 and moved to Greenwich Village. Two years later, I was working The Mudd Club door. Standing outside, staring at the crowd, it was "out there" versus "in here" and I was on the inside. The Mudd Club was filled with the famous and soon- to- be famous, along with an eclectic core of Mudd regulars who gave the place its identity. Everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, and Robert Rauschenberg to Johnny Rotten, The Hell's Angels, and John Belushi: passing through, passing out, and some, passing on. Marianne Faithful and Talking Heads, Frank Zappa, William Burroughs, and even Kenneth Anger— just a few of the names that stepped on stage. No Wave and Post- Punk artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers living in a nighttime world on the cusp of two decades. This book is a cornucopia of memories and images, and how this famed wicked downtown club attained the status of midtown and uptown. There was nothing else like it— I met everyone, and the job quickly defined me. I thought I could handle it, and for a while, I did. "—Richard Boch
Category: History

Anna Sui

Author : Andrew Bolton
ISBN : 9781452128597
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.15 MB
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Anna Sui's trendsetting rock-and-roll looks have made her one of this decade's top five fashion icons (Time). Here, in the first book to cover the entire scope of Sui's twenty-year career, fans get rare access to the designer's creative process. This richly visual retrospective celebrates her influence, from her first show that snared the support of supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Kate Moss to the role she's played in making the babydoll dress one of fashion's most iconic silhouettes. With more than 400 photographs from legendary photographers, this exquisite tomewith a shimmering foil-stamped coveris essential for all fashionistas.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

In The Know

Author : Nancy MacDonell
ISBN : 144061976X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 50.54 MB
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There are still a few things money can’t buy. Love is one, cool is another. But while love can be left to fate, cool doesn’t need to be. Though it may seem like something you’re born with, cool is actually a code, and you’re holding the key to the code in your hands. It’s all a matter of getting the right facts straight: Why is Jackson Pollock important? What handbag will get you upgraded at the airport? Who is Jacques Derrida and why does he matter? Covering everything from fashion and design to art and philosophy—all in entertaining, fact-filled bites—Nancy MacDonell has assembled the ultimate cheat sheet. In the Know is nothing less than a one-volume guide to navigating life with style and flair.
Category: Social Science

Death S Savage Passion

Author : Jane Haddam
ISBN : 9781453293072
Genre : Fiction
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McKenna investigates the first casualty in a New York literary war The romance boom has ended, and the women who made fortunes writing bodice-rippers are now scribbling mysteries instead. When the genre’s “true” authors fight back, a battle breaks out in every high-class gin joint in Manhattan. It is take-no-prisoners fighting, and Patience McKenna is caught in the middle. This ex-romance author has just turned to true crime writing when Sarah English comes to visit. A would-be romance writer from the Great Plains, English is dowdy, wide-eyed, and naïve—but she is about to toughen up. When a fading romance writer gets pushed in front of a subway train, English is among the suspects. To prove her new friend innocent, McKenna will need the skills gleaned in both her literary genres.
Category: Fiction

Tuesday Nights In 1980

Author : Molly Prentiss
ISBN : 9783843714556
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 21.91 MB
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New York, 1980: Energiegeladen, wild, im Aufbruch »Ein grandioser, tragischer, witziger Kunst- und Künstlerroman. Und eine Liebeserklärung an das New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre!" Annabelle James, Raul und Lucy wollen in New York berühmt werden. Die Kunstszene der Stadt ist im Umbruch, überall gibt es spontane Aktionen, Sprayer und Maler erobern das Stadtbild. Noch ist das Leben billig, sie müssen nur die richtigen Leute treffen. Ein paar tausend Kilometer südlich in Buenos Aires wird Rauls Schwester von der Militärjunta verfolgt. Als ihr kleiner Sohn in New York auftaucht, reißt er die drei aus ihrem Leben für die Kunst. Silvester 1979. Drei junge Künstler begegnen sich in New York auf einer Party, berauscht von Erwartungen an das neue Jahrzehnt. Sie sind Teil der schillernden Kunstszene und ein enges Trio. Sie leben zügellos, feiern die Kunst und hoffen auf den schnellen Ruhm. Raul ist ein leidenschaftlicher Maler, der vor der argentinischen Militärdiktatur nach New York geflohen ist. Er taucht ein in eine Welt der Kreativität und Freiheit. James ist der führende Kunstkritiker der Stadt. Seine Synästhesie ermöglicht es ihm, Gemälde körperlich zu verstehen. Und die Provinzschönheit Lucy ist nach New York gekommen, um all ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Das Jahr 1980 wird für die drei zum Schicksalsjahr. Als Künstler und als Persönlichkeiten. Bis Rauls kleiner Neffe bei ihnen vor der Junta in Sicherheit gebracht wird. Plötzlich reicht es ihnen nicht mehr, sich dem Hunger nach Leben hinzugeben. »Das Buch ist ein Kunstwerk. Mit einer eindringlichen Geschichte und authentischer, fast fieberhafter Sprache.« The New York Times Book Review
Category: Fiction

The Record Players

Author : Bill Brewster
ISBN : 9780802195357
Genre : Music
File Size : 20.9 MB
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Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics that dominated the music scene and contributed to the evolution of DJ culture. It started when, instead of a live band, someone turned on the record player, and suddenly partygoers had more than one style of music to dance to. In the sixties, radio tastemakers brought their sound to the masses, sock hop by sock hop, while early trendsetters birthed the role of the club DJ at temples of hip like the Peppermint Lounge. By the seventies, DJs were dictating musical taste and changing the course of popular music; and in the eighties, young innovators wore out their cross-faders developing techniques that carried them over the line between record player and musician. With discographies, favorite songs, and amazing photos of all the DJs as young firebrands, The Record Players offers an unparalleled music education: from records to synthesizers, from disco to techno, and from small groups of influential music lovers to arenas packed with thousands of dancing fans. A history told by the visionaries who experienced the movement, The Record Players allows a rare glimpse into the sound, culture, and craft that developed into a worldwide industry.
Category: Music

Keith Haring

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ISBN : 9781593730529
Genre : Art
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Keith Haring remains one of the most popular and controversial artists of the late twentieth century. His art, social activism, and charismatic personality fueled his meteoric rise to celebrity status and reshaped the art world in the 1980s. Keith Haring: Journey of the Radiant Baby demonstrates how Haring transformed youth culture, graffiti, hip-hop, and the East Village club scene into an artistic vision that continues to resonate with audiences worldwide. This catalog explores his brilliant co-opting of pop culture imagery, from Disney characters to his Radiant Baby icon, and includes some of Haring's most compelling and iconic work, including tarps, sculpture, furniture and paintings. Keith Haring: Journey of the Radiant Baby documents for the first time the unique body of work Haring completed through extraordinary collaborations with young friends and artists such as LA II, Kenny Scharf, Sean Kalish, Zena Scharf, Sean Lennon, and Nina Clemente. Also captured here are some of Haring's most memorable public art projects, including the Chicago Mural Project and the Statue of Liberty CityKids banner in New York City. In their essays, scholars Rachael Arauz and Jonathan Weinberg provide new insights into Haring's work. Dr. Arauz, exhibition co-curator, examines the transformation of the Radiant Baby icon throughout Haring's career, and Dr. Weinberg examines the East Village club scene and its critical impact on the direction of Haring's work. Exhibition co-curator Ron Roth examines Haring's ardent social activism and utilization of the potential of art to enlarge public support and involvement in a variety of charitable causes, one of the definitive contributions of Haring's work.
Category: Art