The decade of the ´80s gave us an eclectic blend of musical styles and colorful personalities. Here is an action-packed sampling of the top hits from this rich period of popular music. Includes: Thriller (Michael Jackson), Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper), You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi), Up Where We Belong (Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes) and Eye of the Tiger (Survivor). Get ready to rock the house! Time After Time Eye Of The Tiger Thriller Up Where We Belong You Give Love A Bad Name
A searing portrait of wealthy living, and the highs - and lows - that come with it in a dazzling novel from Sunday Times best-selling author Penny Vincenzi. Perfect for any reader of Kate Morton, Elizabeth Buchan or Harriet Evans. There´s nothing like the contentment and security that money can bring. That´s how it is for Lucinda, Elizabeth and Flora, living the risk-free dream in the glittering eighties. Houses, holidays, happiness - everything is there for the taking. The financial slide comes crashing into their lives with a vengeance, and everything they´ve built up so carefully dissolves into a pool of hopelessness, taking self-respect and relationships with it. Now, the secrets will out and within a year, someone will be dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jilly Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/head/000149/bk_head_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 2017 Rodney ´´Ferris Bueller´´ Bailey documented the contents of his old room in his parents´ house in Queens, NY-full of ephemera collected while growing up in the late eighties and nineties, and largely untouched since. The result of this cathartic process of sorting and recording is this book: part visual autobiography, part time capsule. ´´My bedroom ... was my sanctuary because it contained all the things that defined me,´´ recalls Bueller, and his mementos include magazines, posters, photos, collages, T-shirts, concert tickets, a Walkman. His extensive collection of sneakers dominates the book, triggers vivid personal memories (expressed in texts throughout the image sequence), and makes palpable a past where the X-Files, Nirvana and Anna Nicole Smith were still current news. Catharsis is both a chronicle of Bueller´s sometimes difficult youth and a ´´record of life before the Internet or social media, before everyone knew what everyone else was doing all the time. [...] The only things that would connect you were clothes, sneakers and music.´´
Gianni Versace created a fashion house that, as British Vogue declared, defined late twentieth-century glamour, invented the supermodel and sanctioned in the public consciousness a supremely self-assured feminine sexuality.´ His debut line in 1978 was instantly successful; in the Eighties, his extravagant designs and his vision of powerful women defined the era, and culminated in the Nineties with the supermodel phenomenon - his designs worn by those glamazons who featured on every Vogue cover. Vogue on Gianni Versace explores how his childhood spent in his mother´s dressmaker´s shops, his Italian hometown of Reggio Calabria, and his family, particularly his younger sister, Donatella, influenced not only the designer he became - the insistent sensuality, vivid colours, classical motifs, clashing prints and daring cuts - but also the way he constructed his business: family first. The book reveals how the more brazen elements of his design - the jewelled embroidery, the bondage straps, the safety-pin gowns - were predicated on supremely skilled tailoring, deft use of materials and innovative techniques.Alongside are Vogue´s eye-witness accounts of the Versace lifestyle - the palazzos and parties, the art, the celebrity friends. Vogue on Gianni Versace is a celebration of a designer and a house that, in only 19 years, came to dominate the catwalk and the red carpet.
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was one of the most popular home computers in British history, selling over five million units in its 1980s heyday. Amongst the thousands of games released for the Spectrum during its lifetime, the text adventure game was to emerge as one of the most significant genres on the system. The Spectrum of Adventure chronicles the evolution of the text adventure on the ZX Spectrum, exploring the work of landmark software houses such as Melbourne House Software, Level 9 Computing, Delta 4 Software, the CRL Group, Magnetic Scrolls, and many others besides. Covering one hundred individual games in all, this book celebrates the Spectrum´s thriving interactive fiction scene of the eighties, chronicling the achievements of major publishers as well as independent developers from the machine´s launch in 1982 until the end of the decade in 1989.
Dries Van Noten is an icon of Antwerp Fashion. Being part of the Antwerp 6, he became prominent in the Dries Van Noten is an icon of Antwerp Fashion. Being part of the Antwerp 6, he became prominent in the international fashion world by the end of the eighties. Described by the NY Times as ´one of fashion´s most cerebral designers´, he won the International Award of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2008. This volume shows the range and diversity of his collections to date, revealing his sources of inspiration, using a range of creative mediums (paintings, fashion, photography, music, personal photographs) to illustrate this and really get inside the mind of the fashion designer, from concept to construction. Contents: I. Itinerary. How it all started. From studying at the academy until his first shows; 2. Vocabulary. This section shows Dries Van Noten´s inspirations in combination with his work; 3. Universe. Timeline with a complete overview of the collections; Lifestyle containing Van Noten´s house and gardens. Exhibition: Feb 25th - Aug 31st 2014, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (more info: ´Downloads´), Paris; Autumn 2014: Momu, Antwerp, Belgium.
Eighties New York springs to gritty, vibrant life in this piercingly romantic and compulsively listenable coming-of-age novel. A beautiful, sad, funny, altogether bewitching debut. Francesca ´´Chess´´ Varani is an ultra-bright, sassy, but vulnerable Barnard freshwoman from a blue-collar background in the vibrantly gritty New York City of the mid-´80s. She strikes up a volatile and somewhat toxic friendship with drama-queen classmate Kendra Marr-Löwenstein and falls into the bewitching orbit of her Salingeresque, high-toned family. Upon graduation she moves into the Marr-Löwenstein house in the West Village as a secretary/girl-of-all-work to the soignèe literary intellectual Clarice Marr (think Susan Sontag but blondly coiffed and dressed in Chanel) and receives the sentimental education and emotional roughing up New York bestows on all of its new arrivals - including a love affair with Clarice´s glamorously damaged son, Jerry. The story is related by Chess in sadder but wiser fashion from the distance of a financially beset 2008 and the depths of a crap job taken of necessity, tinged with the poignancy of time and choices made and not made. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Rankin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005118/bk_rand_005118_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´Info Wars´´ by Steve Coll: The White House senior counsellor wants the press to shut up. Will the Administration try the same tactic on federal agencies? THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Belle´´ by Andrew Marantz: The journalist Cassandra Fairbanks, the co-founder of Vice Media Gavin McInnes, and other far-right V.I.P.s celebrate their candidate’s victory. LETTER FROM CHARLESTON ´´Prodigy of Hate´´ by Jelani Cobb: The complicated moral calculations that followed a horrific crime. LIFE AND LETTERS ´´Fail Funnier´´ by Rivka Galchen: How Mo Willems teaches young readers to confront problems. BOOKS ´´Cold Heart´´ by Alexandra Schwartz: Katie Kitamura´s war on affect. THE ART WORLD ´´Fresh Paint´´ by Peter Schjeldahl: The nineteen-eighties revisited. ON TELEVISION ´´I Love Lucifer´´ by Emily Nussbaum: The Good Place reinvents itself. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Shiny Things´´ by Anthony Lane: Reviews of Gold and Dark Night 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Bernard, Christine Marshall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/170201/pe_nyer_170201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It seems excessive...but that doesn´t mean it didn´t happen. Saul´´Slash´´ Hudson was born in Hampstead to a Jewish father, an album cover artist, and a black American mother of Nigerian descent, who created David Bowie´s look in The Man Who Fell to Earth. He was raised in Stoke until he was 11, when he and his mother moved to LA. Frequent visitors to the house were David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, Ron Wood and Iggy Pop, . At this time Slash got into BMX bikes, and would eventually turn professional, winning won major awards and money, but at 15 his grandmother gave him his first guitar. Even though it had just one string he began teaching himself to play, and soon school was forgotten as he devoted up to 12 hours a day to honing his skills. Sessions with numerous local LA rock bands followed until a fateful meeting with singer W Axl Rose! and the rest was rock history. Guns and Roses spent two years building their reputation before Appetite for Destruction, their debut album, was unleashed on an unsuspecting Eighties audience.Chart success and global domination followed but with it came the inevitable fall: heavily addicted to heroin, booze and cigarettes, the strain of this and18 months touring the Use your Illusion albums finally caused the world´s greatest rock band to implode, and Slash had a major falling out with Axl Rose, a rift that to this day is as deep as ever. But a new wife, kids and a new band, Velvet Revolver, have put Slash back on track -- the heroin is gone, but the cigarettes and alcohol will be there forever. The iconic lead guitarist tells in his own words the amazing tale of how a boy from Stoke ended up in Hollywood as part of Guns and Roses. Finally, all the lurid tales of sex, drugs and rock and roll are revealed as he describes the