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New Wave

By Jean-François Bizot, Actuel & Éditions du Panama, Paris, 2007. First Edition. Text in French. 288 pages. 29,8 x 29,8 cm. Condition : Good (Some curled pages, slight wear on the corners but good copy).


The title of this book is actually used to tell us all the cultural history of the 80s without being limited to the New Wave period. Who better than Bizot, founder of Actual and Radio Nova, pioneer of the French Underground (not to say the Pope) could direct it? Here we are, embarking from Kraftwerk and the cold wave aesthetic to the shimmering colors of Keith Haring or the Memphis group. This book is remarkable because it gives a striking image of this culture as varied as that of this decade: the rock of Richard Hell, the drawings of Basquiat, the design of Starck, the hip-hop of Grand Master Flash, the young people of Blitz or Bains Douches, the funk of Prince, the coldness of Joy Division, the Goude Style… all illustrated with magnificent photographs, some of which come from essential magazines such as Blitz, Art News, Interview, Façade, Wet, The Face, Paper… A work of passionate people like Jean-François Bizot and the people who helped him write this book (Bernard Zekri, Patrick Eudeline, Léon Marcadet, Jean Rouzaud, Marc Voline…).