Cool : style, sound, and subversion

Foley, Greg E., 1969- author

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  • Creator Greg Foley, Andrew Luecke
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Rizzoli, 2017. ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • 279 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9780789332844, 0789332841
  • OCLC ocn987239204

Summary

  • "It's no secret that the youth of the world buck conventional mainstream culture every chance they get, blazing countercultural trails in the process. Driven by their thirst for art and music, and their environment, young people combine their inspirations with the innate desire to rebel, resulting in a defiant subculture; and mainstream society runs to catch up, to co-opt it, and drag it to the mainstream. Lindy Hoppers of the 1930s, greasers of the 1950s, Rude Boys of the 1960s, glam rockers of the 1970s, club kids of the 1980s: there are countless subculture styles that were born from resisting authority. COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion is equal parts historical chronicle and handbook of the myriad subcultures--most unknown to mainstream culture--that have influenced style. Authors Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke have compiled a comprehensive list of subcultures that have evolved over more than one hundred years, taking a look at the fashion, the art, the films, the books, the music, and historical context of these style movements, many of which came to influence conventional culture and eventually became a norm. Lavish with original illustrations, COOL references a wealth of ephemera--including a timeline, zeitgeist films, 'zines, secret music scenes, art collectives, and over one hundred music playlists tied to specific subcultures through the years--to give the reader a thoroughly vibrant picture of each movement and their sub-movements. COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion is sure to appeal to fashionistas, culture mavens, and pop culture fans alike."--Jacket flap.
  • "COOL: Style, Sound, and Subversion is equal parts historical chronicle and handbook of the myriad subcultures--most unknown to mainstream culture--that have influenced style. Authors Greg Foley and Andrew Luecke have compiled a comprehensive list of subcultures that have evolved over more than one hundred years, taking a look at the fashion, the art, the films, the books, the music, and historical context of these style movements, many of which came to influence conventional culture and eventually became a norm. Lavish with original illustrations, COOL references a wealth of ephemera--including a timeline, zeitgeist films, 'zines, secret music scenes, art collectives, and over one hundred music playlists tied to specific subcultures through the years--to give the reader a thoroughly vibrant picture of each movement and their sub-movements"--Publisher's description.

Notes

  • Includes subculture chronology timeline and discography.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277).

Contents

  • Flappers / College kids / Lindy hoppers / Swingjugend / Pachucos / Zazous / Bobby Soxers / Crew cuts / Beats / Hot rodders / Bikers / Beatniks / Greasers / Teddy boys / Stilyagi / Leathermen / Bills / Ivy leaguers / Miyuki-Zoku / Raggare / Folkies / Mods / Rude boys / Rockers / Hippies / Black Panthers / Surfers / Young lords / Skinheads / Suedeheads / New York gangs / Soulies / Sharpies / Stone greasers / Cholos / Glam / Sukeban / Disco / Deadheads / Punk / B-Boys / Takenoko-Zoku / Metalheads / Street rockers / Preppy / No Wave / Bosozoku / Pool skaters / Vert skaters / New romantic / Goth / Casuals / Street punk / New age travellers / Hardcore / Raggamuffin / Hair metal / Paninaro / Rivetheads / Otaku / Youth crew / Voguers / Baggy / Black metal / Club kids / Lo lifes / Burners / Grunge / Snowboarders / Riot Grrrl / Street skaters / Gangster rappers / Ravers / Gyaru / Kogal / Sapeurs / Gabbers / Decora / Lolitas / Dolly-Kei / Cult party-Kei / Fairy-Kei
  • Mori girl / Juggalos / Hipsters / Oogles / Emos / Reggaetoneros / Hypebeasts / Tecktonik / New rave / Jerk dancers / Pony kids / Urban woodsmen / Scraper bikers / Afropunk / Sound system bikers / Hesh skaters / Cherry boys / Renegades / Roadmen / Trappers / Drillers / Seapunk / Street goth / Guaracheros / Normcore / Living dolls / 12 O'clock boys / Pantsula / Cholombianos / Skhothane / Run crews / Cutesters
  • 1920s-30s -- 1940s -- 1950s -- 1960s -- 1970s -- 1980s -- Inversion -- Chronology -- Subversion -- 1990s -- 2000s -- 2010s
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