AREA: 1983–1987 by Jennifer Goode & Eric Goode.
AREA exalted the nightclub to a work of art — the nexus of the early 80s downtown New York art and club scenes where A-listers from disparate worlds came to see, be seen, dance and levitate wildly in holy disco light. The brainchild of four guys from California, the vision was to create an art project on a monumental scale: Every six weeks, they gutted the enormous space at 157 Hudson and transformed it with a different art theme. Their creative invitations to the opening night of each new installation became the hottest tickets in town, coveted by writers and photographers who together chronicled the club’s legendary scene. This book's a fossilized portrait of a moment in New York history, unnerving and amusing and god damn glamorous. Imagine stumbling upon an oiled-up Grace and Dolph on your way in.
9.8 x 2 x 12.5 inches