The birth of korean cool, by euny hong the new york times. Macadamss background as a poet and film historian enables him to smoothly blend personal histories, public awareness, and political context. From intimate interviews with cool icons like poet allen ginsberg, bop saxophonist jackie mclean, and living theatre cofounder judith malina, awardwinning journalist and. My first book of 2015 is a book called the birth of korean cool, by a woman with a pretty amazing life story, euny hong. Journalist hongs breezy, opinionated survey of korean ascendancy focuses on the. The birth of korean cool is a sparkling gem that falls into the mustread category a satisfying and thoughtprovoking book by a firstrate journalist whose style is irresistible and informative all at once.
From intimate interviews with cool icons like poet allen ginsberg, bop saxophonist jackie mclean, and living theatre cofounder judith malina, awardwinning journalist and poet lewis macadams extracts the essence of cool. Birth of the cool childrens book introduces miles davis music to. Hiphop artist, author and actor ll cool j was born james todd smith on january 14, 1968, in bay shore, long island, new york. With carl lumbly, miles davis, reginald petty, quincy troupe. The birth of cool is not an advertisement for questionably good rock music, bad entitled patriarchal behavior, sex and drugs. Its about the bravery of reinvention, the struggle for african american genius and survival in white supremacist america. He would listen to the sounds of louis armstrong and duke ellington bellowing from the radio. Murao was a consummate bookman who set the standard for the stores head book buyer, paul yamazaki. Modern air conditioning began in 1850, with a doctor in apalachicola, fla. It made him an innovator in musicfrom bebop to cool jazz, modern quintets, orchestral music, jazz fusion, rock n roll, and even hiphop. The birth of cool is a sound examination that fills a yawning void in fashion studies literature, in its content as well as its methods.
Birth of the cool may be the coolest book youll ever see. How one nation is conquering the world through pop culture, tells the story of how how korea completely reinvented itself in the wake of the imf crisis told through the lens of euny hongs own personal history of her parents reemigrating to korea during her school. Shigeyoshi murao begins working at city lights bookstore. Its also the title of a new biography on the trumpeter, presented in the form of a childrens book by author kathleen cornell berman. The birth of the cool is a picture book biography of jazz musician, miles davis. Hendricks, an artist from north philadelphia who attended the pennsylvania academy of. Find real cool book, the, birth of the cool, books and methods, fake booksreal books, jazz combo small ensembles, little big band and more at marina music. How jazz great miles davis found his sound is a fascinating non fiction picture book about the early years of miles davis. This book, the birth of korean cool by journalist and author euny hong, is a good choice for an insight into the last 35 years or so of korean culture. As a kpop and kdrama fan, i started falling in love with korea in high school and college, but the rise of pop culture in korea and the hallyu waves sweep across the world did not come about by accident. With that, he still manages to weave a complex ode to all forms of cool in the birth of cool, a book that swings through the highs and lows of bebop and beat without ever losing its intrinsic coolness. Books for younger recipients have fewer birthday front pages, but we automatically insert additional historical front pages to make each book substantial with around 140 pages. In some ways an autobiography as the first chapters describe her experiences in the korea of the mid 1980s right as korea was beginning its rise into being one of the top 15 wealthiest. Season 2017 8m 54s the life, art, and legacy of barkley l.
Some very touching birth stories and some great info mixed in. Birth of the cool is a stunningly illustrated, brilliantly written cultural history of the american avantgarde in the 1940s and 1950s the miles davis and juliette greco, jackson pollock and jack kerouac, marlon brando and bob dylan and william burroughs. A stirring, soulful, wellresearched look at the groundwork that informed miles signature sound, offering an entry point to a towering, complicated figure who reshaped 20thcentury music again and again. The story avoids the darker details of harlems nightlife, instead focusing on miles comingofage in an era of exciting possibility and unbounded musical creativity. Make your husband and birth team read this book so they wont say things like ssshhhh its ok, dont. He is a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, and most of all, cool. Birth of the cool childrens book introduces miles davis. Gift your partner the oneofakind keepsake as unique as your special relationship, worth infinite brownie points.
How did south korea, recently a third world country, become a dominant producer and exporter of popular culture. Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, barkley l. Music from and inspired by birth of the cool, a fi davis, miles. Korea was not cool in 1985, she bemoans in her opening line. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. The birth of korean cool goes quite a long way towards addressing this shortage. The books opening stories give nice insight into the authors odd place between two worlds.
Birth of the cool by elizabeth armstrong goodreads. Methods of birth control male birth control methods include withdrawal of the male before ejaculation the oldest contraceptive technique and use of the condom, a rubber sheath covering the penis. Birth of the cool accompanies the first career retrospective of the renowned american artist barkley l. The books focus is on south koreas largely governmentsponsored cultural wave or hallyu basically the mass export of korean pop music, tv dramas and movies. Gift them a oneofakind, personalized book full of charming illustrations and curious facts based on their date of birth. His sitters are unapologetic in their selfpresentation, and the result is a phenomenal. For music buffs and kids with musical aspirations, birth of cool brings alive the hardship and high points of a jazz great. This book takes readers on a poetic journey through the life of trumpeter miles davis. Miles davis birth of the cool 1957 full album youtube. Miles daviss seminal recording, known as birth of the cool, is the starting point for this colorful, multidisciplinary journey through 1950s west coast america. How jazz great miles davis found his sound a new picture book written by kathleen cornell berman and illustrated by keith henry brown with a. It is the story not only of how he became a musician but how he became his own musician with a new, unique style. It was the advent of air conditioning that truly brought climate control to the masses eventually.
The real cool book is the only collection of transcribed west coast, 1950s cool jazz charts for fivehorn jazz octet ever published by gerry mulligan, miles davis, shorty rogers, gil evans, lennie niehuas, etc. Hendricks, curated by trevor schoonmaker at the nasher museum of art at duke university from february 7, 2008 through july, 2008. Birth of the cool is a compilation album by american jazz musician miles davis, released in 1957 on capitol records. Birth of the cool, is a legendary compilation of recordings from miles davis. South korea was once sincerely uncool, they even banned rock n roll, one of the staples of modern british music history. In the end, the reader has not consumed great portions from any literary group, yet he. This is a really fascinating subject itself, and the book is worth a read on that basis alone. Birth of the cool is a stunningly illustrated, brilliantly written cultural history of the american avantgarde in the 1940s and 1950s the decades in which cool was born. Euny hongs recently published book the birth of korean cool. How one nation is conquering the world through pop culture was recently mentioned by both the economist and the bbc the title of this book poses a very interesting question. Its a journey through the birth of a unique jazz sound that was miles davis and jazz. The birth partner by penny simkin a great resource for moms, dads, labor coaches, doulas, etc. List of books and articles about birth control history.
She is the author of one previous book, the novel kept. Like dim sum for the intellectually curious and literaryminded, gioias chronicle of the birth and death of cool samples a variety of genres and disciplines. The birth of cool is the product of a lifetimes research initially unwitting but latterly professional into black style and culture. In this 2008 exhibition catalog of his first retrospective, barkley l.
How jazz great miles davis found his sound is a fascinating nonfiction picture book about the early years of miles davis. I should add beautifully written in verse with compelling illustrations. How jazz great miles davis found his sound is a poetic picture book about the youth and early career of one of the towering figures in american music. California art, design, and culture at midcentury exhibit which just closed at the orange county museum of art last weekend. It compiles eleven tracks recorded by daviss nonet for the label over the course of three sessions during 1949 and 1950. A fully americanized koreanamerican girl often mistaken for chinese, her parents moved her back to korea, specifically the district of gangnam. The birth of the cool isnt just about famed musician miles davis. Featuring neverbeforeseen archival footage, studio outtakes, and rare photos, miles davis. The condom, because of its use as a protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including aids, has become a frequently used birth control device. Miles davis and juliette greco, jackson pollock and jack kerouac. He noticed that his patients symptoms would worsen in the heat of the summer. Studio sessions for the birth of the cool were still months away, initiated by a capitol records producer, pete rugolo, who was persuaded by the gig. The book reaches across academic disciplines, geography, time and culture to mark cool as a revolutionary act, providing a nuanced examination of fashion as a tool for individual and collective.1216 1219 21 1375 1398 231 1199 864 22 463 1442 1173 1347 700 878 1161 120 1042 1268 1261 668 1014 1065 1235 233 152 1592 1453 904 1508 1119 595 223 1084 1136 762 286 1367 990 1147 824 1152 155