PUBLISHER
Reel Art Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 176 pgs / 150 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2016 p. 28   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781909526228 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $79.00

AVAILABILITY
Not available

BROWSE OUR HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES!

Artbook | D.A.P. Catalog Cover Link
Check out our list of hand-picked staff favorites for everyone on your list—from the hardcore art lover to the film buff, photographer, musicologist or design devotee!
  

REEL ART PRESS

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

Edited by David Hill & Tony Nourmand. Introduction by Nona Hendryx. Foreword by James Hillard. Photographs by Bill Bernstein.

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

Between 1978 and1980, Manhattan was the epicenter of disco, and Bill Bernstein captured it all

Containing many previously unpublished photographs, Disco takes the viewer on an access-all-areas tour of late-'70s New York nightlife. “Who were these people of the night? It was the Posers. The Watchers. The Posers watching other Posers watching the Watchers, watching the Dancers, watching themselves.” Bill Bernstein’s eye was drawn, not to the celebrities, but to the characters that lived for the night, the unknown men and women who were transformed by the nightclub haze, and this is one reason his photographs from this time feel so authentic and immersive. As James Hillard writes in his foreword, “These shots capture the very essence of what going out was, is, and should be, all about. They showed the true democracy of the dance floor where anyone could be a star, as long as they had the right attitude and flair ... The pictures in this book are a document of an incredibly exciting and creative time, not only in music, but also in social, political and fashion history too.” All the photographs featured were shot by Bernstein between 1978 and 1980. Manhattan was the epicenter of disco and Bill Bernstein captured it all.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

The New Yorker

Lauretta Charlton

Bernstein’s exuberant black-and-white photographs from that time…feature scenes from the city’s most beloved clubs, including Studio 54, GG Barnum’s, Le Cirque, Paradise Garage, Electric Circus, and Hurrah, among others… This was post-“Saturday Night Fever,” post-Stonewall, and pre-aids; disco, which hadn’t yet succumbed to punk rock’s counterpunch, was at its glorious height.

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

STATUS: Out of print | 00/00/00

For assistance locating a copy, please see our list of recommended out of print specialists

BILL BERNSTEIN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Disco: The Bill Bernstein Photographs

DISCO: THE BILL BERNSTEIN PHOTOGRAPHS

REEL ART PRESS

ISBN: 9781909526235
USD $950.00
| CAN $1260

Pub Date: 11/22/2016
Active | Out of stock