BERLIN CALLING

 32,95

An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the wall, Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 peaceful revolution in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It’s the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day.

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In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin’s highly politicized undergrounds — including playwright Heiner Müller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation — Hockenos argues in Berlin Calling that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today.

Additional information

language

English

pages

256 pages, hardcover

authors

Paul Hockenos

publisher

The New Press

released

05-2017

isbn

9781620971956

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