SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists Colony documents how a little know industrial neighbourhood in New York unintentionally became - for a brief period - a nexus of creative activity. Such an ideal situation - totally unplanned could not last forever; the author shows how market forces squeezed out this art utopia, to be replaced by a shadow of its former self. The book will cover the building of a community, and the artistic activities within it, crossing many media.
Table of Contents
Nicholas Bayard; Bleeker Street; Broome Street; Canal Street; Chinatown; Paula Cooper: Crosby Street; Delancy Street; Mike Fanelli; Fire Island; Fourth Street; Timothy J. Gilfoyle; Greene Street; Grenwich Village; Ivan karp; Steven Koch; La Guardia Place; Lower East Side; Houston Street; Mercer Street; Prince Street; Provincetown; Robert Rauschenberg; Harold Rosenberg; Charles R. Simpson; Sono: Passim: Soho( London); Sonic Youth; tenth Street; Paul Tishman Warren Street; Washington Square Village; Walt Whitman; Wooster Street
Richard Kostelanetz is a critic and literary artist. He moved to SoHo just as it was being developed by the underground arts community, and his home-apply named WordShip-has become one of the most famous loft/work space environments of the city. He is the author of over 40 original books as well as 40 edited volumes. He lives in New York City.