On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in music movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to life back in the day. The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it's also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddie, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys among others on the role this once ubiquitous machine played. This lively and highly stylish volume is one of the coolest books of the season.
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Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería BKTY9780810982758
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2010. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Srgio Buarque de Holanda's Roots of Brazil is one of the iconic books on Brazilian history, society, and culture. Originally published in 1936, it appears here for the first time in an English language translation with a foreword, "Why Read Roots of Brazil Today?" by Pedro Meira Monteiro, one of the world's leading experts on Buarque de Holanda. Roots of Brazil focuses on the multiple cultural influences that forged twentieth-century Brazil, especially those of the Portuguese, the Spanish, other European colonists, Native Americans, and Africans. Buarque de Holanda argues that all of these originary influences were transformed into a unique Brazilian culture and society--a "transition zone." The bookpresents an understanding of why and how European culture flourished in a large, tropical environment that was totally foreign to its traditions, and the manner and consequences of this development. Buarque de Holanda uses Max Weber's typological criteria to establish pairs of "ideal types" as a means of stressing particular characteristics of Brazilians, while also trying to understand and explain the local historical process. Along with other early twentieth-century works such as The Masters and the Slaves by Gilberto Freyre and The Colonial Background of Modern Brazil by Caio Prado Jnior, Roots of Brazil set the parameters of Brazilian historiography for a generation and continues to offer keys to understanding the complex history of Brazil. Roots of Brazil has been published in Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German, and French. This long-awaited English translation will interest students and scholars of Portuguese, Brazilian, and Latin American history, culture, literature, and postcolonial studies. " Roots of Brazil , first published in 1936 and substantially revised in subsequent editions, is one of those works that shapes its readers' imagination, a book that in a certain sense 'invents' its country, serving as a mirror in which, while seeking their own image, Brazilian readers have also found their own attitudes and inclinations. On the other hand, Srgio Buarque de Holanda's book functions not only as a fixed portrait that preserves a scene from the past but also as a bright surface that can reflect each new historical moment." --from the foreword by Pedro Meira Monteiro, Princeton University. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0810982757
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0810982757
Descripción Abrams Image, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 144 pages. 11.26x9.29x0.79 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0810982757
Descripción Harry N. Abrams, 2010. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110810982757
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