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Published: 02 January 2015

288 Pages | 20 b/w Illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823262823

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Artists' SoHo

49 Episodes of Intimate History

Richard Kostelanetz

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • "A very important first-hand contribution to the history of a unique art community that changed not only the art, but also the city, of New York."--Jonas Mekas
  • "The chapters that focus on Nam June Paik, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, and other such pivotal figures offer the book's best insights into the essence of the SoHo phenomenon. Of particular interest to artists and New York City buffs, this savvy little history should also be appealing to those intrigued by the sociology of counterculture and the traditions of avant-garde art."--Library Journal
  • "The book's major contribution is its meticulous recounting of the unprecedented confluence of gray-area zoning and occupancy laws coupled with sheer pioneering spirit that led to the area's development in the first place. Like the neighborhood it describes, Kostelanetz's cheerfully episodic book is full of odd corners, secret alleys and sudden vistas."--Publishers Weekly