A history of the nightclub from Studio 54 to the Double Club Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Throughout the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture examines the history of the nightclub, with examples ranging from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group to the legendary Studio 54 in New York, Philippe Starck's Les Bains Douches in Paris and the more recent Double Club in London, conceived by German artist Carsten Höller for the Prada Foundation. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters and fashion, Night Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subculture and the search for the night that never ends.
This Companion authoritatively points to the main areas of enquiry within the subject of African American art history. The first section examines how African American art has been constructed over the course of a century of published scholarship. The second section studies how African American art is and has been taught and researched in academia. The third part focuses on how African American art has been reflected in art galleries and museums. The final section opens up understandings of what we mean when we speak of African American art. This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and professors and may be used in American art, African American art, visual culture, and culture classes.
Night Fever takes you inside the world's most creative, most stylish and best designed bars and nightclubs. In each case study, the following are examined: the process of defining and prioritizing functions, making creative decisions, selecting materials that blend durability, affordability and glamour, and bringing in the intangible elements that make the difference between the simply fun and the full-blown fantastic. From India to the Arctic Circle, this selection of projects represents a broad cross section of bars, lounges, nightclubs and all the chimerical combinations in between, from colossal to cosy. On page after page, discover how leading architects and interior designers approach the challenge of creating spaces that keep on dazzling and delighting their guests long after opening night.
A toast to the world's hippest nocturnal venues, this book explores cutting-edge interiors that provide the setting for the vibrant nightlife of international cities. Featuring sections on Bars and Restaurant Bars, Hotel Bars and Clubs, it contains an introductory essay that places the development of bars and clubs in a socio-historic context. The lively commentary on each project examines the individual design responses to the differing venues. Showcasing the best after-dark playgrounds, it includes work by leading designers such as Fabio Novembre, Michael Young, Michael Graves, Philippe Starck and David Collins.
Release on 2017-03-22 | by Laura E Ruberto,Joseph Sciorra
Vol. 1: Politics and History since 1945
Author: Laura E Ruberto,Joseph Sciorra
Pubpsher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Social Science
Italian immigration from 1945 to the present is an American phenomenon too little explored in our histories. Until now. In this new collection, Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra edit essays by an elite roster of scholars in Italian American studies. These interdisciplinary works focus on leading edge topics that range from politics of the McCarren-Walter Act and its effects on women to the ways Italian Americans mobilized against immigration restrictions. Other essays unwrap the inner workings of multi-ethnic power brokers in a Queens community, portray the complex transformation of identity in Boston 's North End, and trace the development of Italian American youth culture and how new arrivals fit into it. Finally, Donna Gabaccia pens an afterword on the importance of this seventy-year period in U.S. migration history. Contributors: Ottorino Cappelli, Donna Gabaccia, Stefano Luconi, Maddalena Marinari, James S. Pasto, Rodrigo Praino, Laura E. Ruberto, Joseph Sciorra, Donald Tricarico, and Elizabeth Zanoni.
"Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, has crafted, with the help of 325 contributors, an authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that hve defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful fac