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Point of View: Me, New York City, and the Punk Scene

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A new collection of unseen photographs of New York City's 1970s punk  heyday, by one of the icons of the city's golden age of new wave,  Blondie's Chris Stein.

A new collection of unseen photographs  of New York City's 1970s punk heyday, by one of the icons of the city's  golden age of music, Blondie's Chris Stein.

For the duration of  the 1970s - from his days as a student at the School of Visual Arts  through the foundation of the era-defining band Blondie and his  subsequent reign as epicenter of punk's golden age - Chris Stein kept an  unrivaled photographic record of the downtown New York City scene.
Following  in the footsteps of the successful book Negative, this spectacular new  book presents a more personal and more visceral collection of Stein's  photographs of the era. The images presented here take readers from  self-portraits in his run-down East-Village apartment to candid  photographs of pop-cultural icons of the time and evocative shots of New  York City streetscapes in all their most longed-for romance and  dereliction. An eclectic cast of cultural characters - from William  Burroughs to Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol to Iggy Pop - appear here exactly  as they were in the day, juxtaposed with children playing hopscotch on  torn-down blocks, riding the graffiti-ridden subway, or cruising the  burgeoning clubs of the Bowery.
At once a chronicle of one music  icon's life among his punk and New-Wave heroes and peers, and a love  letter to the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for those  scenes, Point of View transports us to another place and time.


  • Hardcover :  208 pages 
  • Product Dimensions :  9.01 x 0.97 x 11.89 inches 
  • Publisher :  Rizzoli; First Edition (October 23, 2018)