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Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy

Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0963726452

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ISBN13: 978-0963726452
ISBN10: 0963726455
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Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Art Issues Press
Published: 1997
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Air Guitar : Essays on Art and Democracy - 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0963726452

Dave Hickey

ISBN13: 978-0963726452
ISBN10: 0963726455
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 97
Publisher: Art Issues Press

Published: 1997
International: No
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.

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