The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene, 1974–1984, SOLD OUT


Downtown is more than just a location, it’s an attitude–and in the 1970s and ’80s, that attitude forever changed the face of America. This book charts the intricate web of influences that shaped the generation of experimental and outsider artists working in Downtown New York during the crucial decade from 1974 to 1984. Published in conjunction with the first major exhibition of Downtown art (organized by New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library), The Downtown Book brings the Downtown art scene to life, exploring everything from Punk rock to performance art. The book probes trends that arose in the 1970s and solidified New York’s reputation as arbiter of the postmodern American avant-garde

Author Edited by Marvin J. Taylor, with contributions by Lynn Gumpert, Bernard Gendron, Roselee Goldberg, Carlo McCormick, Robert Siegle, Brian Wallis, and Matthew Yokobosky
Publisher Princeton University Press and the Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, New York University
Published Date Sunday, Jan 01, 2006
ISBN 0-691-12286-5
Pages 208
Dimensions Flexibind, 8.25 x 8.25 inches
Number of Illustrations black-and-white and color illustrations
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