Roxy Music and Art Rock Glamour

Roxy Music and Art Rock Glamour
Author: Michael Bracewell
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-06-07
ISBN: 0571296750
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roxy Music and Art Rock Glamour Book Excerpt:

Roxy Music and Art-Rock Glamour is a detailed exploration of the origins of the glam scene in the early seventies. Fronted by the deeply charismatic Bryan Ferry - equal parts fifties crooner and stylish spaceman - and with the visionary Brian Eno on keyboards, Roxy Music melded high-art intentions with commercial savvy to redefine what we understand pop culture to mean, and in the course of so doing created some of the twentieth century's most adventurous music.

Glam Rock

Glam Rock
Author: Simon Philo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1442271485
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glam Rock Book Excerpt:

Glam Rock investigates the origins, development and impact of an under-valued and misunderstood musical genre. Exploring artistic, political, psychological, sexual, and commercial contexts, this book develops the transatlantic cultural history of this unique movement in popular music with fresh depth and connections.

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra
Author: David Wills
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN: 1250089956
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra Book Excerpt:

In a film career spanning more than five decades, Frank Sinatra proved to be a roulette wheel of constantly spinning talent, the likes of which Hollywood has rarely seen. Film history is filled with stars created by the studio system. Occasionally, however, a performer emerged who, against all preconceived odds of what a star should be or look like, knocked down the walls of convention by becoming nothing other than what they already were. Frank Sinatra was the embodiment of this fundamental truth. The legacy of his work stands apart from many of his contemporaries, who essentially based their performances on an extension of a core character type. Sinatra, however, was able to take his signature persona and translate it successfully into many film genres-first as the comedic song-and-dance man, then as the dramatic actor and romantic lead, and finally as the tough guy and action hero. Sinatra also respectfully challenged contemporary ideals of acting technique. While being humble enough to learn from his peers, he kept his acting style fresh and instinctual, and earned an Oscar at a time when many actors were either classically trained or coached in the "Method." In The Cinematic Legacy of Frank Sinatra, author David Wills presents a stunning collection highlighting the work of one of Hollywood's greatest stars in roles as varied as those in the classics Anchors Aweigh, From Here to Eternity, Suddenly, Guys and Dolls, The Man With the Golden Arm, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate,Von Ryan's Express, and The Detective. Pairing more than two hundred first-generation photos with reflections on Sinatra from costars and work associates, and including contributing essays by his children Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, and Frank Sinatra, Jr., it is an unforgettable showcase of the actor's transformation from world-famous singer, to movie star, to Academy Award winner, and finally to one of the most enduring icons in cinema history.

Global Glam and Popular Music

Global Glam and Popular Music
Author: Ian Chapman,Henry Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN: 1317588193
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Glam and Popular Music Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to explore style and spectacle in glam popular music performance from the 1970s to the present day, and from an international perspective. Focus is given to a number of representative artists, bands, and movements, as well as national, regional, and cultural contexts from around the globe. Approaching glam music performance and style broadly, and using the glam/glitter rock genre of the early 1970s as a foundation for case studies and comparisons, the volume engages with subjects that help in defining the glam phenomenon in its many manifestations and contexts. Glam rock, in its original, term-defining inception, had its birth in the UK in 1970/71, and featured at its forefront acts such as David Bowie, T. Rex, Slade, and Roxy Music. Termed "glitter rock" in the US, stateside artists included Alice Cooper, Suzi Quatro, The New York Dolls, and Kiss. In a global context, glam is represented in many other cultures, where the influences of early glam rock can be seen clearly. In this book, glam exists at the intersections of glam rock and other styles (e.g., punk, metal, disco, goth). Its performers are characterized by their flamboyant and theatrical appearance (clothes, costumes, makeup, hairstyles), they often challenge gender stereotypes and sexuality (androgyny), and they create spectacle in popular music performance, fandom, and fashion. The essays in this collection comprise theoretically-informed contributions that address the diversity of the world’s popular music via artists, bands, and movements, with special attention given to the ways glam has been influential not only as a music genre, but also in fashion, design, and other visual culture.

Fashion Film

Fashion Film
Author: Nick Rees-Roberts
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 1472519183
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Film Book Excerpt:

The moving image has become a key marketing tool for luxury fashion, central in enabling brands to shape their visual codes and extend their brand awareness. Fashion Film is the first detailed study of the shifting shape of fashion imagery in the digital age, investigating the role of the moving image in the promotion, communication and spectacle of contemporary fashion. Combining interdisciplinary analysis of cinema and digital culture, this ground-breaking book traces the emergence of fashion film in the 21st century through its historical roots in pre-digital forms of photography, experimental cinema, mass-media advertising and documentary film-making, right up to today's visual spread of contemporary fashion on video blogs, online magazines and live-streamed catwalk shows. Examining collaborations between fashion designers and pioneering image-makers such as Guy Bourdin, Jean-Paul Goode, William Klein and Nick Knight, the book highlights the critical tension between the fashion film conceived as a creative endeavour and as commercial enterprise. Fashion Film also includes a parallel focus on factual representations of fashion through the recent rise of documentary fashion film that goes behind the scenes to follow the processes and personalities involved in making fashion. Accessible and well-illustrated, Fashion Film will appeal to students and scholars of fashion, film, media, photography, celebrity, sociology and cultural studies.

William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock n Roll

William S  Burroughs and the Cult of Rock  n  Roll
Author: Casey Rae
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-09-10
ISBN: 1474616674
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William S Burroughs and the Cult of Rock n Roll Book Excerpt:

William S. Burroughs's fiction and essays are legendary, but his influence on music's counterculture has been less well documented-until now. Examining how one of America's most controversial literary figures altered the destinies of many notable and varied musicians, William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock 'n' Roll reveals the transformations in music history that can be traced to Burroughs. A heroin addict and a gay man, Burroughs rose to notoriety outside the conventional literary world; his masterpiece, Naked Lunch, was banned on the grounds of obscenity, but its nonlinear structure was just as daring as its content. Casey Rae brings to life Burroughs's parallel rise to fame among daring musicians of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, when it became a rite of passage to hang out with the author or to experiment with his cut-up techniques for producing revolutionary lyrics (as the Beatles and Radiohead did). Whether they tell of him exploring the occult with David Bowie, providing Lou Reed with gritty depictions of street life, or counseling Patti Smith about coping with fame, the stories of Burroughs's backstage impact will transform the way you see America's cultural revolution-and the way you hear its music.

The Great Fashion Designers

The Great Fashion Designers
Author: Brenda Polan,Roger Tredre
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1350091634
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Fashion Designers Book Excerpt:

Over the last 180 years designers have propelled fashion from an elite craft into a cornerstone of popular culture. This brilliantly written guide to the lives and collections of 55 iconic fashion designers draws on the latest academic research and the best of fashion journalism, including the authors' own interviews with designers. Beginning with 19th century couturier Charles Frederick Worth and concluding with the star names of the 2010s, Polan and Tredre detail each designer's working methods and career highlights to capture the spirit of their times. This beautifully illustrated revised edition features five new designer profiles: Hedi Slimane, Raf Simons, Phoebe Philo, Alessandro Michele and Demna Gvasalia. It's also been updated throughout to reflect a fashion world in constant ferment, with designers swapping jobs and fashion houses at unprecedented speed. The industry has expanded into a global phenomenon - and designers have emerged as true celebrities; The Great Fashion Designers explores their passion and flair to show us fashion at its most inspirational.

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes
Author: Julia Leyda
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-26
ISBN: 1626741387
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Todd Haynes Book Excerpt:

A pioneer of the New Queer Cinema, Todd Haynes (b. 1961) is a leading American independent filmmaker. Whether working with talking dolls in a homemade short (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story) or with Oscar-winning performers in an HBO miniseries (Mildred Pierce), Haynes has garnered numerous awards and nominations and an expanding fan base for his provocative and engaging work. In all his films, Haynes works to portray the struggles of characters in conflict with the norms of society. Many of his movies focus on female characters, drawing inspiration from genres such as the woman’s film and the disease movie (Far from Heaven and Safe); others explore male characters who transgress sexual and other social conventions (Poison and Velvet Goldmine). The writer-director has drawn on figures such as Karen Carpenter, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Bob Dylan in his meditations on American and British music, celebrity, and the meaning of identity. His 2007 movie I’m Not There won a number of awards and was notable for Haynes’s decision to cast six different actors (one of whom was a woman) to portray Dylan. Gathering interviews from 1989 through 2012, this collection presents a range of themes, films, and moments in the burgeoning career of Todd Haynes.

The Summer House

The Summer House
Author: Christobel Kent
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 014190917X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Summer House Book Excerpt:

Rose Fell's friends think she's taking a big risk when she leaves the security of home and career to move to the beautiful but isolated village of Grosso, near Genoa. But after a year of emotional turmoil Rose no longer has any ties back home, and she relishes the challenges of a new start. Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy's riviera coast, turns out to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. And it is only when she is asked to write a profile of one of her reclusive neighbours, the once-glamorous film star Elvira Vitale, that Rose feels her new life is really beginning. But when a young girl's body is found on the local beach, and the following day Elvira's hardworking migrant cleaner, Ania, goes missing, Rose finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that threatens the idyll she has worked so hard to establish.

Federer and Me

Federer and Me
Author: William Skidelsky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN: 1501133934
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Federer and Me Book Excerpt:

"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Yellow Jersey Press"--Title page verso.

You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey
Author: Amber Ruffin,Lacey Lamar
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN: 1538719347
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey Book Excerpt:

*A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND INDIE NEXT PICK* Writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers Amber Ruffin writes with her sister Lacey Lamar with humor and heart to share absurd anecdotes about everyday experiences of racism. Now a writer and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers and host of The Amber Ruffin Show, Amber Ruffin lives in New York, where she is no one's First Black Friend and everyone is, as she puts it, "stark raving normal." But Amber's sister Lacey? She's still living in their home state of Nebraska, and trust us, you'll never believe what happened to Lacey. From racist donut shops to strangers putting their whole hand in her hair, from being mistaken for a prostitute to being mistaken for Harriet Tubman, Lacey is a lightning rod for hilariously ridiculous yet all-too-real anecdotes. She's the perfect mix of polite, beautiful, petite, and Black that apparently makes people think "I can say whatever I want to this woman." And now, Amber and Lacey share these entertainingly horrifying stories through their laugh-out-loud sisterly banter. Painfully relatable or shockingly eye-opening (depending on how often you have personally been followed by security at department stores), this book tackles modern-day racism with the perfect balance of levity and gravity.

The Seventies

The Seventies
Author: Mary E. Sterling
Publsiher: Teacher Created Resources
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN: 1576900290
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seventies Book Excerpt:

Lemmy

Lemmy
Author: Mick Wall
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-04-14
ISBN: 1409160289
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lemmy Book Excerpt:

'Unflinching, forthright and full of wry humour as the man himself, and there's little praise greater than that' CLASSIC ROCK 'Wall's vision of Lemmy as a Rock'n'Roll stalwart who made no concessions is vivid to the last' GUARDIAN In 'The Ace of Spades', Motörhead's most famous song, Lemmy, the born-to-lose, live-to-win frontman of the band sang, 'I don't want to live forever'. Yet as he told his friend of 35 years, former PR and biographer Mick Wall, 'Actually, I want to go the day before forever. To avoid the rush...'. This is his strange but true story. Brutally frank, painfully funny, wincingly sad, and always beautifully told, LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY is the story of the only rock'n'roller never to sell his soul for silver and gold, while keeping the devil, as he put it, 'very close to my side'. From school days growing up in North Wales, to first finding fame in the mid-60s with the Rockin' Vicars; from being Jimi Hendrix's personal roadie ('I would score acid for him'), to leading Hawkwind to the top of the charts in 1972 with 'Silver Machine' ('I was fired for taking the wrong drugs'); from forming Motörhead ('I wanted to call the band Bastard but my manager wouldn't let me'), whose iconoclastic album NO SLEEP 'TIL HAMMERSMITH entered the UK charts at No. 1. Based on Mick's original interviews with Lemmy conducted over numerous years, along with the insights of those who knew him best - former band mates, friends, managers, fellow artists and record business insiders - this is an unputdownable story of one of Britain's greatest characters. As Lemmy once said of Wall, 'Mick Wall is one of the few rock writers in the world who can actually write and seems to know anything about rock music. I can and do talk to him for hours - poor bastard.' With the hard part of his journey now over, Lemmy is set to become a legend. LEMMY: THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY explains exactly how that came to be.

Becoming an Event Planner

Becoming an Event Planner
Author: Armand Limnander
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 1982140437
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming an Event Planner Book Excerpt:

A revealing guide to a career as an event planner written by W Magazine executive editor Armand Limnander and based on the real-life experiences of powerhouse event planner Bronson van Wyck—necessary reading for anyone considering a path to this profession. Becoming an Event Planner takes you behind the scenes to find out what it’s really like, and what it really takes, to become an event planner. Behind every great event is a visionary planner, and Bronson van Wyck, founder of the award-winning event firm Van Wyck & Van Wyck, treats his events as works of art. He has masterminded celebrations for Dior, Condé Nast, Rolex, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, and the Obamas. W Magazine executive editor Armand Limnander shadows van Wyck as he and his team produce a marquee event: a gala for the New York arts organization Creative Time. Using design, food, and entertaining, van Wyck transports his guests to carefully conceived, often fantastical temporary spaces. He reveals how the best event planners are aesthetic gurus, skilled social connectors, talented collaboration artists, and, most important of all, makers of memories. Discover van Wyck’s path to prominence as you gain wisdom and insight from an event planner operating at the highest level.

The Far Corner

The Far Corner
Author: Harry Pearson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN: 034913975X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Far Corner Book Excerpt:

A book in which Wilf Mannion rubs shoulders with The Sunderland Skinhead: recollections of Len Shakleton blight the lives of village shoppers: and the appointment of Kevin Keegan as manager of Newcastle is celebrated by a man in a leather stetson, crooning 'For The Good Times' to the accompaniment of a midi organ, THE FAR CORNER is a tale of heroism and human frailty, passion and the perils of eating an egg mayonnaise stottie without staining your trousers.

Writing in the Dark Dancing in The New Yorker

Writing in the Dark  Dancing in The New Yorker
Author: Arlene Croce
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2003-04-30
ISBN: 1429930136
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing in the Dark Dancing in The New Yorker Book Excerpt:

The best of America's best writer on dance "Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love." From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth have never appeared in book form-writings that reverberate with consequence and controversy for the state of the art today.

Yer Granny

Yer Granny
Author: Douglas Maxwell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2015-05-30
ISBN: 1783199229
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yer Granny Book Excerpt:

Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa Yer Granny is a riotous new comedy about a diabolical 100-year-old granny who’s literally eating her family out of house and home. She’s already eaten their fish and chip shop into bankruptcy and now she’s working her way through their kitchen cupboards, pushing the Russo family to desperate measures just to survive beyond 1977. As proud head of the family, Cammy is determined that The Minerva Fish Bar will rise again and that family honour will be restored – and all in time for the Queen’s upcoming Jubilee visit. But before Cammy’s dream can come true and before Her Maj can pop in for a chat, a single sausage and a royal seal of approval, the family members must ask themselves how far they will go to solve a problem like Yer Granny.

The House at Sugar Beach

The House at Sugar Beach
Author: Helene Cooper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN: 1416565728
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House at Sugar Beach Book Excerpt:

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of two Liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African childhood, filled with knock foot games and hot pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child—a common custom among the Liberian elite. Eunice, a Bassa girl, suddenly became known as “Mrs. Cooper’s daughter.” For years the Cooper daughters—Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice—blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage. But Liberia was like an unwatched pot of water left boiling on the stove. And on April 12, 1980, a group of soldiers staged a coup d'état, assassinating President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. After a brutal daylight attack by a ragtag crew of soldiers, Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach, and then Liberia, for America. They left Eunice behind. A world away, Helene tried to assimilate as an American teenager. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she found her passion in journalism, eventually becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She reported from every part of the globe—except Africa—as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell. In 2003, a near-death experience in Iraq convinced Helene that Liberia—and Eunice—could wait no longer. At once a deeply personal memoir and an examination of a violent and stratified country, The House at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor's gentle humor. And at its heart, it is a story of Helene Cooper’s long voyage home.

Seventy Thousand Camels

Seventy Thousand Camels
Author: Angelica A. Brewer
Publsiher: DoctorZed Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-07-07
ISBN: 0645544272
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seventy Thousand Camels Book Excerpt:

At age 16, Angelica ran away from her new home in Australia and a narcissistic mother, living for a time in a youth refuge and on the street. Angelica thought she had found love when in fact she lost more of herself through this encounter. She finally settled for a more tempestuous marriage to Rhys that lasted far too long, producing three children including a son living with Autism. Newly divorced and still lost, Angelica embarked on a series of internet dating relationships that took away more of her soul. She then discovered a degree of solace and introspection as a Juvenile Justice Officer working with detainees aged 10 to 21. Reaching further crossroads in her life, Angelica swapped juvenile prison for its adult counterpart. Moving state, she met “Brew”, a fellow correctional officer who would change her life forever. But despite his unfailing love and support, she entered a downward spiral into depression and suicidal ideation. Now recovered, Angelica takes stock of her life and all she learned from her journey so far.

The Powder Room

The Powder Room
Author: Shefalee Vasudev
Publsiher: Random House India
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN: 8184002971
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Powder Room Book Excerpt:

Ever been intrigued by the Indian Fashion Industry—its stereotypes of drugged models, gay designers, and fascinating but unaffordable clothes? Join Shefalee Vasudev, former editor of Marie Claire and an acclaimed fashion journalist, on a deep‐sea dive into the gagging depths of Indian fashion. In Powder Room, she offers an insider’s view of people who make the industry what it is—from a lower middle class girl who sells global luxury for a living to a designer who fights the inner demons of child sexual abuse yet manages to survive and thrive in the business of fashion, or a Ludhiana housewife on a perpetual fashion high. Besides candid interviews of known names in Indian fashion, Shefalee provides a commentary on new social behaviour, urban culture, generational differences, and the compulsions behind conspicuous consumption in a country splitting at the seams with inequalities of opportunity and wealth. From Nagaland to Patan, Mumbai, Delhi, and Punjab, Powder Room mirrors how and why India ‘does’ fashion.