Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy - 97 edition

Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy (ISBN10: 0963726455; ISBN13: 9780963726452)
ISBN13: 978-0963726452
ISBN10: 0963726455

Summary: Air Guitar is Dave Hickey's "memoir without tears"-a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling-from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of "little stores"-from automotive design to series
television to Saturday-morning cartoons. The emphasis in these 23 essays is on the way the arts function in the drift of everyday life, outside the venues of official culture, and on singular "lives in the arts," lived outside those venues, with meditations on the careers of Liberace, Hank Williams, Chet Baker, Andy Warhol, Johnny Mercer, Norman Rockwell, magicians Siegfried and Roy, and wrestler Lady Godiva. Underlying Hickey's writing is an abiding belief that cultural life in a democracy can (and occasionally does) function in a democratic manner, sustained by the whims of affection and the commerce of opinion.
...show more
Summary: Air Guitar is Dave Hickey's "memoir without tears"-a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling-from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of "little stores"-from automotive design to series television to Saturday-morning cartoons. The emphasis in these 23 essays is on the way the arts function in the drift of everyday life, outside the venues of official culture, and on singular "lives in the arts," lived outside those venues, with meditations on the careers of Liberace, Hank Williams, Chet Baker, Andy Warhol, Johnny Mercer, Norman Rockwell, magicians Siegfried and Roy, and wrestler Lady Godiva. Underlying Hickey's writing is an abiding belief that cultural life in a democracy can (and occasionally does) function in a democratic manner, sustained by the whims of affection and the commerce of opinion. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 97
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Art Issues Press
Published: 08/02/1997
International: No



List Price: $20.00
Used $7.80
Used
Save $12.20 (61%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 10 hours and 43 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $3.56

53 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (53)  |  New (17)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (12)  |  Good (19)  |  Acceptable (3)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$7.80
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$16.53
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$3.56
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Wonder Book
Frederick, MD
Seller Rating: 4.64
Art Issues Press, 08/02/1997, Paperback, Good condition. Writing inside.
$3.59
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Bookmans AZ
Tucson, AZ
Seller Rating: 4.67
1997 Paperback Fair Highlighting/Underlining/Notes etc. Stained Satisfaction 100% guaranteed.
$3.96
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
Campus_Bookstore
Fayetteville, AR
Seller Rating: 4.16
Used - Good 1st May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Ships same or next day. Expedited shipping takes 2-3 business days; standard shipping takes 4-14 busine ...show moress days. ...show less
$3.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
HawkingBooks
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Seller Rating: 4.48
0963726455 Like New. Clean, Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!
$4.37
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our ma ...show moreilers are 100% recyclable. ...show less
$4.37
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Yankee Clipper Books
Windsor Locks, CT
Seller Rating: 4.57
Sail the Seas of Value
$5.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
HPB-Greenwood
Greenwood, IN
Seller Rating: 4.5
1997 Paperback Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access ...show morecodes. Customer service is our top priority! ...show less
Page:   1     2     3     4     5     6     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close