King of the Kustomizers The Art of George Barris

Author: Brett Barris
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867198095
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Art

George Barris is undisputably the "King of the Kustomizers," the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. Barris created some of the best known and iconic cars of the 20th century, inlcuding the original TV Batmobile, the Munsters Koach, Hirohata Merc, Ala Kart and countless other made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, and for the private use of his celebrity clients. "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris" is the definitive work on a legend, over five years in the making. This is a massive volume containing nearly 500 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos and design illustrations, illuminating how Barris creations helped redefine the automobile s place in American culture. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book covers the full spectrum of George Barris design genius. King of the Kustomizers is filled with untold stories and rare images from both Barris' famous and not-so-famous works. A generous selection of Barris tribute art some created especially for this volume is also included to showcase the enduring influence and legacy of the Barris Kustoms brand. This is one ride you don t want to miss "

King of the Kustomizers

Author: Douglas Nason
Publisher: Last Gasp
ISBN: 0867197404
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Art

"King of the Kustomizers” is the sobriquet given to George Barris, the most phenomenal kustom car builder ever. His contributions to American car culture include creating some of the best known cars of the 20th Century, like the original TV Batmobile and Munsters Koach, as well as made-to-order vehicles for movies, TV, corporate sponsors and the private use of the rich and famous. A multimedia artist in his own right whose designs have embraced toys, model kits, mini-bikes, motor homes and motorized surfboards, Barris has also enjoyed success as a photographic chronicler of celebrity and pop culture over decades, capturing the car-crazed zeitgeist of his times as it carried him to the crest of fame itself.The definitive work on a legend, "King of the Kustomizers: The Art of George Barris” features over 200 pages jam-packed with never-before-seen photos, concept drawings and blueprints covering the full spectrum of Barris' design genius and celebrity lifestyle. Written by an all-star line-up of contributors, the book contains many untold stories and rare images from both the famous and not so famous works of George Barris that helped define American pop culture as we know it. A generous selection of Barris tribute art - some created especially for this volume - by a legion of artistic admirers is also included to showcase his enduring influence and legacy. This is one ride you don't want to miss!

Site Reading

Author: David J. Alworth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691183343
Release Date: 2018-11-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

Site Reading offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites—supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums—that have been crucial to American literature and visual art since the mid-twentieth century. Against the traditional understanding of setting as a static background for narrative action and character development, David Alworth argues that sites figure in novels as social agents. Engaging a wide range of social and cultural theorists, especially Bruno Latour and Erving Goffman, Site Reading examines how the literary figuration of real, material environments reorients our sense of social relations. To read the sites of fiction, Alworth demonstrates, is to reveal literature as a profound sociological resource, one that simultaneously models and theorizes collective life. Each chapter identifies a particular site as a point of contact for writers and artists—the supermarket for Don DeLillo and Andy Warhol; the dump for William Burroughs and Mierle Laderman Ukeles; the road for Jack Kerouac, Joan Didion, and John Chamberlain; the ruin for Thomas Pynchon and Robert Smithson; and the asylum for Ralph Ellison, Gordon Parks, and Jeff Wall—and shows how this site mediates complex interactions among humans and nonhumans. The result is an interdisciplinary study of American culture that brings together literature, visual art, and social theory to develop a new sociology of literature that emphasizes the sociology in literature.

15 Minutes With 40 Years of Interviews

Author: G. Michael Dobbs
Publisher: BearManor Media
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-08-20
Genre: Performing Arts

Perhaps the first question any journalist has when they land an interview is “How much time do I have?” Chances are you will have 10 to 20 minutes to speak with someone well known. That’s not much time and it requires writers not only to prepare to use those few minutes wisely but also to be able to improvise, Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career. This volume of interviews includes conversations with people such as Vincent Price, Ray Bradbury, Dave Attell, Maureen O’Hara, Don McLean, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Rice, Lillian Gish, Buster Crabbe, Bill Cosby, William Gaines, Paula Poundstone, Rachel Maddow, Bob Backlund and many more.

Ward s Auto World

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Publisher:
ISBN: PSU:000070844313
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Automobile industry and trade


Living with Lincoln

Author: Dan Guillory
Publisher: Stormline Press
ISBN: UOM:39015032096334
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

A collection of essays which provides the reader with a clear picture of living in the US heartland, including descriptions of old houses, barns, antique cars and people of the Midwest.

The Big Book of Barris

Author: George Barris
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 076031246X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Transportation

- Never-before-Seen All-New Color Photographs- Flash back to the '50s through nostalgic archival images- George Barris, the "king of kustomizers"

Private Life of Elvis

Author: Richard Buskin
Publisher:
ISBN: 141272192X
Release Date: 2005-07-01
Genre: Rock musicians

This insightful biography tells the intriguing story of the private life of a very public entertainer, Elvis Presley. » Each chapter covers a different aspect of Elvis?s life, including his early childhood, time in the Army, relationships with family and friends, and pastimes. » Elegant hardcover book features dozens of black-and-white and full-color photographs that provide an intimate glimpse of the King of Rock 'n' Roll's life away from the public eye.

Juxtapoz

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065059373
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Kitsch


Car and Driver

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ISBN: UOM:39015010628793
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Automobile drivers