Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes

Harry N. Abrams #ad - He captured every vital moment, from jack kerouac reading poetry, to Andy Warhol filming in the Factory, to Bob Dylan hanging out in Sheridan Square, to the Stonewall Riots. Through his lens, we see the legendary birth of ideas and attitudes that continue to shape the character and allure of New York today.

During his 50-year association with the Village Voice, Fred W. Mcdarrah 1926–2007 covered the city’s downtown scenes, producing an unmatched and encyclopedic visual record of people, movements, and events. Mcdarrah frequented the bars, and musicians gathered, and galleries where writers, artists, cafés, and he was welcome in the apartments and lofts of the city’s avant-garde cultural aristocracy.


Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene

Rizzoli #ad - Following in the footsteps of the successful book Negative, this spectacular new book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Stein's photographs of the era. An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from william burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop - appear here exactly as they were in the day, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on torn-down blocks, or cruising the burgeoning clubs of the Bowery.

. At once a chronicle of one music icon's life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time. A new collection of unseen photographs of new York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of new wave, Blondie's Chris Stein.

Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene #ad - A new collection of unseen photographs of new York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of music, Blondie's Chris Stein. For the duration of the 1970s - from his days as a student at the school of Visual Arts through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his subsequent reign as epicenter of punk's golden age - Chris Stein kept an unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene.

The images presented here take readers from self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and dereliction.


The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn

Reel Art Press #ad - He covered revolutionary leader fidel Castro’s entrance into Havana, Cuba, and photographed people such as Andy Warhol and Helen Frankenthaler. An extremely rare find, these photographs capture the raw energy of the Beat Generation in a way that has never been seen before in print. The photographs were shot between 1957 and 1960 in new york and san francisco and feature nearly everyone involved in the scene, including writers and artists such as Allen Ginsberg, Jay DeFeo, Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, LeRoi Jones, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Wally Hedrick and many more.

In collaboration with the writer laurens van der Post, Glinn published A Portrait of All the Russias 1967 and A Portrait of Japan 1968. Archived with the negatives was a short essay by Jack Kerouac entitled "And This Is The Beat Nightlife of New York, " which is published here alongside the photographs.

This amazing, elena, untouched treasure trove of images was discovered when Reel Art Press was working with Burt Glinn’s widow, on a larger retrospective of Glinn’s work. The book features black-and-white shots, and also—uniquely, for images of this era—more than 70 in color. Unseen images of the beats, including many—uniquely—in colorThis magnificent volume features a remarkable collection of largely unseen photographs of the Beat Generation by renowned Magnum photographer Burt Glinn.

The Beat Scene: Photographs by Burt Glinn #ad - Glinn was celebrated for his extraordinary talent as a social documentary photographer, and during his time with the Beats his camera captured the spirit of the counterculture—writers, musicians and artists meeting in cafes, bars and parties pursuing a truth and future the mainstream would and could not acknowledge.

This exquisite tome is an intimate and fresh insight into the lives of the legendary and influential bohemians and a celebration of Glinn’s inimitable talent.


Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Through a Different Lens French Edition

TASCHEN #ad - The bronx native joined the staff in 1945, when he was only 17 years old, and shot humanist slice-of-life features that celebrate and expose New York City and its inhabitants. Through a different lens reveals the keen and evocative vision of a burgeoning creative genius in a range of feature stories and images, from everyday folk at the laundromat to a day in the life of a debutant, from a trip to the circus to Columbia University.

. Before becoming the critically acclaimed filmmaker responsible for such iconic films as Dr. Strangelove and the shining, Stanley Kubrick spent five years as a photographer for Look magazine. Featuring around 300 images, many previously unseen, as well as rare Look magazine tear sheets, this release coincides with a major show at the Museum of the City of New York and includes an introduction by noted photography critic Luc Sante.

Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Through a Different Lens French Edition #ad - These still photographs attest to kubrick’s innate talent for compelling storytelling, and serve as clear indicators of how this genius would soon transition to making some of the greatest movies of all time.


Blue World

Verve #ad - In 1964, the national film board of canada asked john Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled 'Le chat dans le sac" "The Cat in the Bag". Now, with the release of blue World, we can hear these newly-discovered recordings for the first time Shrink-wrapped. For many years, viewers of the film who recognized the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard.

In june of that year, coltrane's Classic Quartet entered Rudy Van Gelder's studio and recorded five previously-recorded Coltrane originals. Amazingly, no announcement was made that the iconic Coltrane was adding new performances to this film.


Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk

Rizzoli #ad - Their blend of punk, and hip-hop spawned a totally new sound, dance, and Stein’s photographs helped establish Harry as an international fashion and music icon. In photos and stories direct from stein, brilliant writer of hits like "rapture" and "heart of Glass, Andy Warhol’s Factory, " this book provides a fascinating snapshot of the period before and during Blondie’s huge rise, by someone who was part of and who helped to shape the early punk music scene—at CBGB, and early Bowery.

. While a student at the school of visual arts, Chris Stein photographed the downtown New York scene of the early ’70s, where he met Deborah Harry and cofounded Blondie. Indiefab book of the year awards -- 2014 finaliston the occasion of blondie’s fortieth anniversary, Chris Stein shares his iconic and mostly unpublished photographs of Debbie Harry and the cool creatures of the ’70s and ’80s New York rock scene.

Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk #ad - As captured by one of its greatest artists and instigators, this book is a must-have celebration of the new-wave and punk scene, and designed by Shepard Fairey, whose influence on music and fashion is just as relevant today as it was four decades ago. Rizzoli International Publications. Stars such as david bowie, anya phillips, joan jett, as were fascinating downtown characters like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Divine, the Ramones, and Iggy Pop were part of Stein’s world, Richard Hell, Stephen Sprouse, and many others.



The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand

University of Texas Press #ad - Rizzoli International Publications. This inimitable combination of photographer and writer, images and text, itself offers what Dyer claims for Winogrand’s photography—an education in seeing. The book encompasses most of winogrand’s themes and subjects and remains broadly faithful to the chronological and geographical facts of his life, but Dyer’s responses to the photographs are unorthodox, eye-opening, and often hilarious.

The Street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand #ad - . Shrink-wrapped. Modeled on john szarkowski’s classic book atget, the street Philosophy of Garry Winogrand is a masterfully curated selection of one hundred photographs from the Winogrand archive at the Center for Creative Photography, with each image accompanied by an original essay. Dyer takes the viewer/reader on a wildly original journey through both iconic and unseen images from the archive, including eighteen previously unpublished color photographs.

Garry winogrand—along with diane arbus and lee friedlander—was one of the most important photographers of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as one of the world’s foremost street photographers. Award-winning writer Geoff Dyer has admired Winogrand’s work for many years.


Pride: Photographs After Stonewall

OR Books #ad - Fifty years ago this spring, the stonewall uprising occurred in Greenwich Village―an event that marked the coming-out of New York’s gay community and a refusal by gays to accept underground status that was as important in its way as the Montgomery bus boycott was to the civil rights movement. Shrink-wrapped.

Rizzoli International Publications. The book includes a new foreword by new Yorker critic Hilton Als who got his first job from McDarrah and a period essay by Allen Ginsberg and Jill Johnston. In 1994, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Stonewall, A Cappella Books issued his lauded collection Gay Pride: Photographs from Stonewall to Today.

Pride: Photographs After Stonewall #ad - Working closely with the mcdarrah family, and scanning from original negatives, OR Books has completely re-set the original edition of the book, now entitled Pride. As a direct outcome of stonewall, gay pride marches were held in 1970 in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. The ultimate chronicler of new york’s downtown scene in that period, and therefore of pre-AIDS life in the gay community, was the late Fred W.

Mcdarrah, senior staff photographer of the legendary Village Voice. The ultimate visual chronicle of life in new york’s gay community circa 1970, by the incomparable Fred McDarrah, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion and World Pride Day in June 2019.


Year of the Monkey

Knopf #ad - In february, bringing with it unexpected turns, a surreal lunar year begins, heightened mischief, and inescapable sorrow. Riveting, year of the monkey is a moving and original work, elegant, illustrated by Smith's signature Polaroids, often humorous, a touchstone for our turbulent times. In a stranger's words, "Anything is possible: after all, it's the Year of the Monkey.

For smith--inveterately curious, aging, always exploring, tracking thoughts, writing--the year evolves as one of reckoning with the changes in life's gyre: with loss, and a dramatic shift in the political landscape of America. Rizzoli International Publications. But as smith heads toward a new decade in her own life, wit, she offers this balm to the reader: her wisdom, gimlet eye, and above all, a rugged hope for a better world.

Year of the Monkey #ad - New york times best sellerfrom the national book award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year. Following a run of new year's concerts at san Francisco's legendary Fillmore, Patti Smith finds herself tramping the coast of Santa Cruz, about to embark on a year of solitary wandering.

Unfettered by logic or time, she draws us into her private wonderland with no design, yet heeding signs--including a talking sign that looms above her, prodding and sparring like the Cheshire Cat. Taking us from california to the arizona desert; to a Kentucky farm as the amanuensis of a friend in crisis; to the hospital room of a valued mentor; and by turns to remembered and imagined places, this haunting memoir blends fact and fiction with poetic mastery.

The unexpected happens; grief and disillusionment set in.


These Truths: A History of the United States

W. W. Norton & Company #ad - And it rests, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, too, Lepore argues, because self government depends on it. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it. 127 illustrations Shrink-wrapped. The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden, " These Truths observes. New york times bestseller in the most ambitious one volume american history in decades, award winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history.

Written in elegiac prose, lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself―a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence―at the center of the nation’s history. But has the nation, delivered on that promise?these truths tells this uniquely American story, and democracy itself, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them.

These Truths: A History of the United States #ad - A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history, " Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. To answer that question, from magna carta to the patriot act, law, and technology, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth century party machine, from talk radio to twenty first century Internet polls, journalism, from the printing press to Facebook News.

Along the way, the three time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; pauli murray, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well known and lesser known Americans, including Frederick Douglass, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism.

Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration.


The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide

Princeton University Press #ad - A unique walking guide to manhattan, from the author of the New York Nobody KnowsBill Helmreich walked every block of New York City―six-thousand miles in all―to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Dubois and thurgood marshall; a tiny community garden attached to the Lincoln Tunnel; a Washington Heights pizza joint that sells some of the biggest slices in town; the story behind the "Birdman" of Washington Square Park; and much, much more.

. Along the way you'll be introduced to an elderly Inwood man who lives in a cave; a Greenwich Village townhouse where Weathermen terrorists set up a bomb factory; a Harlem apartment building whose residents included W. E. B. Now he has re-walked most of manhattan―721 miles―to write this new, one-of-a-kind walking guide to the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.

The Manhattan Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide #ad - Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journey, places, The Manhattan Nobody Knows captures the unique magic and excitement of the island and highlights hundreds of facts, and points of interest that you won't find in any other guide. The guide covers every one of manhattan's thirty-one distinct neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of each area's most interesting, unusual, places, and unfamiliar people, from Marble Hill to the Financial District, and things.

Rizzoli International Publications. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today's Manhattan, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home―but it's almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore this fascinating metropolis. Covers every one of manhattan's neighborhoods, and thingseach neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, places, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unfamiliar people, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tourDraws on the author's 721-mile walk through every Manhattan neighborhoodIncludes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents Shrink-wrapped.