Author: Brett Barris,Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "
Author: David Fetherston, George Barris
Author: G. Michael Dobbs
Publisher: BearManor Media
Category: Performing Arts
Perhaps the first question any journalist has when they land an interview is “How much time do I have?” Chances are you will have 10 to 20 minutes to speak with someone well known. That’s not much time and it requires writers not only to prepare to use those few minutes wisely but also to be able to improvise, Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career. This volume of interviews includes conversations with people such as Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, Dave Attell, Maureen O’Hara, Don McLean, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Rice, Lillian Gish, Buster Crabbe, Bill Cosby, William Gaines, Paula Poundstone, Rachel Maddow, Bob Backlund and many more.
The Live-Action Adventures of Your Favorite Comic Book Characters
Author: Jason Hofius,George Khoury,Alex Ross
Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Presents the history of live-action superhero television programs and their impact on both the television industry and the comic book world, including "Superman," "The Incredible Hulk," "Smallville," and "The Tick."
An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History
Author: Gina Misiroglu
Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.
Fiction, Art, Social Form
Author: David J. Alworth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Site Reading offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites—supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums—that have been crucial to American literature and visual art since the mid-twentieth century. Against the traditional understanding of setting as a static background for narrative action and character development, David Alworth argues that sites figure in novels as social agents. Engaging a wide range of social and cultural theorists, especially Bruno Latour and Erving Goffman, Site Reading examines how the literary figuration of real, material environments reorients our sense of social relations. To read the sites of fiction, Alworth demonstrates, is to reveal literature as a profound sociological resource, one that simultaneously models and theorizes collective life. Each chapter identifies a particular site as a point of contact for writers and artists—the supermarket for Don DeLillo and Andy Warhol; the dump for William Burroughs and Mierle Laderman Ukeles; the road for Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, and John Chamberlain; the ruin for Thomas Pynchon and Robert Smithson; and the asylum for Ralph Ellison, Gordon Parks, and Jeff Wall—and shows how this site mediates complex interactions among humans and nonhumans. The result is an interdisciplinary study of American culture that brings together literature, visual art, and social theory to develop a new sociology of literature that emphasizes the sociology in literature.
Category: Automobile industry and trade
Author: Richard Buskin,Publications International, Ltd,Susan Doll
Category: Rock musicians
This insightful biography tells the intriguing story of the private life of a very public entertainer, Elvis Presley. » Each chapter covers a different aspect of Elvis?s life, including his early childhood, time in the Army, relationships with family and friends, and pastimes. » Elegant hardcover book features dozens of black-and-white and full-color photographs that provide an intimate glimpse of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life away from the public eye.
Author: George Barris,David Fetherston
Publisher: Motorbooks International
- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"
100 Years of American Car Design
Author: Michael Lamm,Dave Holls
Publisher: Lamm-Morada Publishing Company, Incorporated
Life and Art in the Heartland
Author: Dan Guillory
Publisher: Stormline Press
A collection of essays which provides the reader with a clear picture of living in the US heartland, including descriptions of old houses, barns, antique cars and people of the Midwest.
Category: Automobile drivers
Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson
Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Author: Chrissie Hynde
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Eine starke Frau In ihrer ungewöhnlich ehrlichen Autobiografie schreibt Chrissie Hynde über ihre kleinstädtische Jugend in den Fünfzigerjahren, ihr musikalisches Coming-of-age in den Sechzigerjahren, das Kent-State-University-Massaker, dessen Zeuge sie wurde, die Siebzigerjahre-Punk-Ära in London, die mit der Gründung ihrer legendären Band The Pretenders endete. Mit mehreren Nummer-eins-Alben und -Singles stiegen die Pretenders zu einer der erfolgreichsten Bands der Achtzigerjahre auf. Die Band musste aber auch schwere Niederschläge einstecken, zwei Mitglieder starben an ihrer Drogensucht.