Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Celebrating 'Area: 1983-1987'

Dolph and Grace make an entrance

John F. Kennedy Jr. waits to get in

Madonna with Area cofounder Eric Goode, who cowrote the book with sister Jennifer

Alannah Currie with Boy George

Keith Haring at work

Just a handful of the incredible photos included in "Area: 1983-1987," Eric and Jennifer Goode's upcoming coffee-table love letter to one of New York City's hottest night spots of all time. If you're a former New Waver, or just a lover of all things Downtown NYC, this is the must-have gift of the holiday season. Book's out via Abrams on Nov. 12 -- pre-order HERE.

More photos HERE.
DESCRIPTION: The fabled New York nightclub Area opened its doors in September 1983 and virtually overnight became the nexus of one of the most vibrant downtown art and club scenes in New York. Despite its short-lived history (it closed in 1987), Area was the place where A-listers from disparate worlds went to see and be seen. Area was the brainchild of four guys from California, among them author Eric Goode, whose 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 wildly 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. Drawing from an incredibly rich archive of material, Eric and Jennifer Goode tell the behind-the-scenes story of the club and its people, creating an illustrated memoir of an exciting time and place in the annals of New York nightlife.
Pre-order HERE. 

1 comment:

dishy said...

That really was the way to party back in the day ... then it was off to SAVE THE ROBOTS before stumbling out at 8 for the Nick's, the greek diner!