Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 4th edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Item #236948
Description; xix, 457 pages: illustrations; 24 cm. Decorated end-papers. Includes bibliographical references. Summary; "An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them John Sloan, Edgar Lee Masters, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: Why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community of the known world? Inside the Dream Palace gives the intimate and definitive story"-- Provided by publisher. Subjects; Chelsea Hotel--History. Arts, American--New York (State)--New York--History. Artists--New York (State)--New York--Biography. Eccentrics and eccentricities--New York (State)--New York--Biography. Apartment dwellers--New York (State)--New York--Biography. HISTORY / United States / 20th Century. ART / Art & Politics. PERFORMING ARTS / General. PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General. PHOTOGRAPHY / History. MUSIC / General. Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Intellectual life.