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Berlin calling a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin Paul Hockenos

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: New York The New Press 2017Description: xiv, 328 Seiten IllustrationenContent type:
  • Text
Media type:
  • ohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
Carrier type:
  • Band
ISBN:
  • 9781620971956
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: No title; Erscheint auch als: Berlin callingDDC classification:
  • 943.1550881 22/ger
  • 943 300
LOC classification:
  • DD881.3
Other classification:
  • 15.43
  • 71.59
Online resources:
Contents:
Summary: "An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall. Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 'peaceful revolution' in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It's the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day. In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin's highly politicized undergrounds--including playwright Heiner Muller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation--Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today. Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over"--Provided by publisherSummary: I. West Berlin -- Learning to Love the Wall -- Bowie's Berlin -- Wall City Rock -- Free Republic of Kreuzberg -- II. East Berlin -- Flowers in the Red Zone -- Glasnost from Below -- III. The New Berlin -- The Miracle Year -- One Nation, One State, One City -- Peace, Joy, Pancakes -- Conclusion: Berlin Now -- Epilogue -- Index of Personal Names
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single unit book single unit book HAC Library - Holdings of the American Academy in Berlin HAC – 1st floor – Library Room – Open Stacks F (Affiliated) F:DD881. 3 .H63 2017 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 2023-0879

Includes bibliographical references and index

I. West Berlin -- Learning to Love the Wall -- Bowie's Berlin -- Wall City Rock -- Free Republic of Kreuzberg -- II. East Berlin -- Flowers in the Red Zone -- Glasnost from Below -- III. The New Berlin -- The Miracle Year -- One Nation, One State, One City -- Peace, Joy, Pancakes -- Conclusion: Berlin Now -- Epilogue -- Index of Personal Names.

"An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall. Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 'peaceful revolution' in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It's the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day. In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin's highly politicized undergrounds--including playwright Heiner Muller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation--Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today. Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over"--Provided by publisher

I. West Berlin -- Learning to Love the Wall -- Bowie's Berlin -- Wall City Rock -- Free Republic of Kreuzberg -- II. East Berlin -- Flowers in the Red Zone -- Glasnost from Below -- III. The New Berlin -- The Miracle Year -- One Nation, One State, One City -- Peace, Joy, Pancakes -- Conclusion: Berlin Now -- Epilogue -- Index of Personal Names

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