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Birth Of The Cool - Beat, Bebop, and the American Avant-Garde


288 pages
The Free Press


'Birth of the Cool' is a stunningly illustrated, brilliantly written cultural history of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s-the decades in which cool was born.
Contains interviews with poet Alan Ginsberg, Saxophonist Jackie McLean, and Living Theatre cofounder Judith Malina. MacAdams takes us inside the most influential and experimental art movements of the twentieth century. Contains many photographs.

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