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

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

Label
Berlin calling : a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin
Title
Berlin calling
Title remainder
a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hockenos
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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 publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943/.1550881
Index
index present
LC call number
DD881.3
LC item number
.H63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Berlin calling : a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin, Paul Hockenos
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn959535547
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620971956
Lccn
2016052402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535547
Label
Berlin calling : a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin, Paul Hockenos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn959535547
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781620971956
Lccn
2016052402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959535547

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