Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Social Sciences » Anthropology » Cultural

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace

The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s

By Andi Harriman, Marloes Bontje

$59.97  
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 216 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 August 2014
It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. "Goth" did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. But no matter what term was used, "postpunk" encompasses all the incarnations of the 1980s alternative movement. Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace is a visual and oral history of the first decade of the scene. Featuring interviews with both the performers and the audience to capture the community on and off stage, the book places personal snapshots alongside professional photography to reveal a unique range of fashions, bands, and scenes. A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace considers a subject not often covered by academic books. Whether you were part of the scene or are just fascinated by different modes of expression, this book will transport you to another time and place.

About the Author

Andi Harriman is a fashion theory and goth enthusiast. Marloes Bontje is a student of language, culture studies, and history.

Reviews

"Terrific photographs, a wide range of interviews, and an international perspective on the goth phenomenon make this an original contribution to the field of subcultural studies."--Valerie Steele, author of Gothic: Dark Glamour "This ingenious sifting of Gothic culture and the noir side of Post-Punk, involving the bands, clothing, hair, artwork and audience comes closer to a distillation of being cool than any book I have seen. A shared identity across time and geographical distance, with no visual link essential, is hard to describe but easier to visualise when handled in such a deft manner. We can see it here. Wonderful images, some now bordering on nostalgia, merge into a seductive whole, with the text providing an imaginative delving into time and places, with frequent nods to unrecognised talents, or fascinating context, such as Spain's La Movida. Surprises burst out of every section, haunting and inspiring. This is your life, your inner history and, to others, essential mystery."--Mick Mercer, goth and postpunk journalist Terrific photographs, a wide range of interviews, and an international perspective on the goth phenomenon make this an original contribution to the field of subcultural studies. --Valerie Steele, author of Gothic: Dark Glamour" This ingenious sifting of Gothic culture and the noir side of Post-Punk, involving the bands, clothing, hair, artwork and audience comes closer to a distillation of being cool than any book I have seen. A shared identity across time and geographical distance, with no visual link essential, is hard to describe but easier to visualise when handled in such a deft manner. We can see it here. Wonderful images, some now bordering on nostalgia, merge into a seductive whole, with the text providing an imaginative delving into time and places, with frequent nods to unrecognised talents, or fascinating context, such as Spain s La Movida. Surprises burst out of every section, haunting and inspiring. This is your life, your inner history and, to others, essential mystery. --Mick Mercer, goth and postpunk journalist"

EAN: 9781783203529
ISBN: 1783203528
Publisher: Intellect (UK)
Dimensions: 21.84 x 21.59 x 2.29 centimetres (0.49 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace: The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.