LA MOVIDA

500,00 kr.

“La Movida, the post-Franco countercultural movement, was “somewhere between party scene, artistic school and heedless free-for-all”

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Blanca Sánchez et al (cur.): LA MOVIDA. Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2007. Large and VERY HEAVY glossy hardcover with decoration as issued. 782 pages, very richly illustrated in and color (mainly). Text in Spanish with English translation. Discoloring to edges else very good copy. Due to weight this book may require extra postage – please inquire before ordering this item!

First edition

“La Movida, the post-Franco countercultural movement, was “somewhere between party scene, artistic school and heedless free-for-all,” wrote Andrew Dickson. In 1980, the Ramones played to worshipping crowds in Madrid’s bullring. Andy Warhol came to hang out. Rolling Stone magazine dispatched a correspondent to check out what was happening, and printed his wide-eyed report under the headline “Youth reigns in Spain”. The earthquake was felt across Spanish music, fashion, art, photography and film. This extensive publication is a fantastic tribute to the artists who were part of what we know today as “La Movida”. With their vitalistic and uninhibited attitude and with their talent and creativity, they revitalized the Spanish artistic and cultural scene of the 1980s. “La Movida Madrileña” (English: The Madrilenian Scene), also known as La Movida, was a countercultural movement that took place mainly in Madrid during the Spanish transition to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. The movement coincided with beginning economic growth in Spain and a widespread desire for the development of a post-Francoist identity. La Movida Madrileña featured a rise in punk rock and synth-pop music, an openness regarding sexual expression and drug usage, and the emergence of new dialects such as cheli. This hedonistic cultural wave started in Madrid before appearing in other Spanish cities such as Barcelona, Bilbao and Vigo. La Movida Madrileña’s central component was an aesthetic influenced by punk rock and synth-pop music, as well as visual schools such as dada and futurism.[1] The aesthetic permeated into the city’s street fashion, photography, cartoons, and murals, manifesting itself in bright colours, voluminous hair, unconventional and revealing clothing, and heavy makeup use among both genders. In addition to these artistic representations, La Movida Madrileña also effected an emergent LGBTQ+ community, illicit drug use, and the use of the cheli dialect. Although some people involved with the movement testified to a lack of a unified political ideology, many elements of the movement were antifascist and had anarchist leanings. Outside Spain the most famous of artist involved in the happenings of this period probably is Pedro Almodóvar.

LA MOVIDA

500,00 kr.

In stock