BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is at once the oldest performing arts center in the country and a renowned nexus for contemporary global and local culture. From its opening night in 1861, BAM has forged an unparalleled artistic legacy, emerging in the latter part of twentieth century as the preeminent stage for the most visionary performers of the age. Its standard of excellence has defined and supported the institution through times of triumph as well as turmoil. This strikingly illustrated overview of BAM provides a narrative and visual chronicle of the institution's history and the countless artists integral to its identity, including Enrico Caruso, Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhardt, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Robert Lepage, William Christie, Mark Morris, Sam Mendes, and many others who continue to inspire in the new millennium.
Publisher: The Quantuck Lane Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 2720 g
Dimensions: 328 x 262 x 51 mm
"Its photographs - some 350 of them, many in color - are gorgeous, so full of energy they can barely be confined to the page. They are wonderful for anyone to look at and think about, and for BAM habitues they provide a bumper-car ride down memory lane.
But this is not the standard lavish photographic collection. With long, thoughtful essays... BAM: The Complete Work is bursting with information and insight.
" -- Elsa Dixler - New York Times Book Review