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.
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"
Category: Automobile industry and trade
Author: Gabrielle Wittkop-Ménardeau,Claudia Kalscheuer
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: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,Elisabeth Edl
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.
Author: Günter Grass
- Frauke Meyer-Gosau: Ende der Geschichte. Günter Grass' Roman "Ein weites Feld" - drei Lehrstücke - Hugo Dittberner: Das Gedicht als Werkstück. Ein Essay zur Lyrik des Günter Grass - Jean-Pierre Lefebvre: Sarabande in heimatlichem G für Blechtrommel und modernes Orchester - Klaus Stallbaum: Literatur als Stellungnahme. "Die Blechtrommel" oder Ein aufgeräumter Schreibtisch - Dieter Arker: "Die Blechtrommel" als Schwellenroman? Stichworte zur inneren Diskontinuität der 'Danziger Trilogie' - Jens Christian Jensen: Günter Grass als Bildkünstler - Günter Grass: Aus dem Bildnerischen ins Wörtliche. Ein Gespräch mit Stephan Lohr - Hans Mayer: Günter Grass und seine Tiere - Claudia Mayer: Von "Unterbrechungen" und "Engführungen". Lyrik und Prosa in "Butt" und "Rättin" - Walter Filz: Dann leben sie noch heute? Zur Rolle des Märchens in "Butt" und "Rättin" - Barbara Garde: "Die Frauengasse ist eine Gasse, durch die man lebenslang geht". Frauen in den Romanen von Günter Grass - Volker Neuhaus: Das christliche Erbe bei Günter Grass - Lothar Baier: Hadern mit Deutschland. Über ein Dilemma des politischen Intellektuellen Günter Grass - Günter Grass: Deutschland im Zeichen der "Berliner Republik". Ein Gespräch mit Jörg-Dieter Kogel und Harro Zimmermann - Notizen
Category: Automobile drivers