The Boombox Project is a Book


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Über Lyle Owerkos Boombox Project hatte ich schon ein paar mal gebloggt, ich hatte aber nicht mitbekommen, dass der Fotograf, der auch das ikonographische Time Magazine-Cover nach dem 11. September geschossen hatte, mittlerweile aus dem Projekt ein Buch gemacht hat. Werde ich mir wohl zulegen müssen, bei Gelegenheit. Von der Website des Verlags:

On the heels of the graffiti renaissance comes a vibrant look at an old-school icon that figured prominently in the hip-hop, rock & roll, and punk movements of the 1970s and 80s. The Boombox Project features contemporary fine art portraits of an array of vintage boomboxes, as well as scores of documentary photographs of the people who brought the boombox movement to life back in the day.

The book is more than just a collection of images, though; it’s also an oral history of the early days of hip-hop, featuring memories from Fab 5 Freddy, Bob Gruen, Rosie Perez, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Lisa Lisa, DJ Spooky, and Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys, among others, on the role this once ubiquitous machine played.

Part pop cultural history and part “gadget porn,” this lively and highly stylish volume is one of the cool books of the season.

Amazon-Partnerlink: The Boom Box Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Rise of Hip-Hop

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