Unforgotten New York

Unforgotten New York Legendary Spaces of the Twentieth-Century Avant-Garde

Hardback (23 Jul 2015) | English

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Synopsis

If you lived in New York City in the 1950s, '60s, '70s, or '80s, you were likely enchanted by a particular, legendary place. Late-night 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 Cafe 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 loved 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.

About the Publisher

Prestel

Prestel

Prestel is one of the world's leading illustrated book publishers with a stunning list of beautifully crafted books on all aspects of art, architecture, photography and design. From the latest pop culture and fashion to major exhibition catalogues, Prestel ensures that quality reigns throughout everything they publish. Prestel is the publisher for art lovers, designers and those with an eye for beauty - young and old alike, Prestel appeals to all those with a passion for visual culture.

Book information

ISBN: 9783791381343
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 779.47471
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 191
Weight: 1300g
Height: 293mm
Width: 251mm
Spine width: 24mm