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Unforgotten New York : Legendary Spaces of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde (Hardcover) (David

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Captivating photographs from the present and the past take readers on a tour through New York City's most influential cultural spaces--reminding us of what made them legendary, and revealing what has replaced them. If you lived in New York City in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s, youwere likely enchanted by a particular, legendary place. Latenightspots like the Copacabana, Studio 54, The Mudd Club,or The Roxy; music venues such as CBGBs and the VillageVanguard; cutting-edge performance spaces such as TheKitchen and St. Mark's Church in the Bowery; social hangoutslike the Gaslight Café and Keith Haring's Pop Shop. Many ofthese places are gone, but none are forgotten--and all arebrought thrillingly back to life in this gorgeously designedvolume. Poignant, insightful texts and both archival and newphotography take readers inside more than 40 historicallocations to see what made them so beloved back in the dayand reveal what they look like now. Each chapter includesbackground history of the space, as well as quotes from famousartists, musicians, and other key players of the time. Together,these words and pictures comprise a bittersweet elegy for acity's iconic spaces and show the continued relevance of NewYork as a hotbed for the creation of popular culture.
Captivating photographs from the present and the past take readers on a tour through New York City's most influential cultural spaces--reminding us of what made them legendary, and revealing what has replaced them. If you lived in New York City in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s, you
were likely enchanted by a particular, legendary place. Latenight
spots like the Copacabana, Studio 54, The Mudd Club,
or The Roxy; music venues such as CBGBs and the Village
Vanguard; cutting-edge performance spaces such as The
Kitchen and St. Mark's Church in the Bowery; social hangouts
like the Gaslight Café and Keith Haring's Pop Shop. Many of
these places are gone, but none are forgotten--and all are
brought thrillingly back to life in this gorgeously designed
volume. Poignant, insightful texts and both archival and new
photography take readers inside more than 40 historical
locations to see what made them so beloved back in the day
and reveal what they look like now. Each chapter includes
background history of the space, as well as quotes from famous
artists, musicians, and other key players of the time. Together,
these words and pictures comprise a bittersweet elegy for a
city's iconic spaces and show the continued relevance of New
York as a hotbed for the creation of popular culture.
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Photography, Travel
Sub-Genre: USA / Northeast / Middle Atlantic (NJ/NY/PA), Pictorial, Subjects + Themes / Regional
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Prestel Pub
Author: David Brun-lambert & John Short & David Tanguy
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2015
TCIN: 23939650
UPC: 9783791381343
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-9063
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