Berlin: A Performance by Lou Reed Directed by Julian Schnabel

4.18 avg rating
( 11 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780847832125: Berlin: A Performance by Lou Reed Directed by Julian Schnabel

Berlin is a concept album that represented a brave departure from the familiar sounds and themes of Lou Reed’s earlier solo work, a tragic tale about heartbreak and addiction meant to be played live as a rock opera, in the vein of The Who’s Tommy. But its poor reception meant that plans for a live performance were put on hold until 2007, when, with a renewed confidence in the material, Reed toured with a full orchestra and choir, giving some of the most personal and powerful performances of his career. The tour was filmed by legendary artist Julian Schnabel, a longtime friend of Reed’s who also designed the spare and beautiful set, and whose daughter Lola contributed moving images projected behind the stage. This immeasurably powerful book draws on stills from Schnabel’s film, photographs of the set design, printed lyrics of Reed’s original verse, and images from Schnabel’s projections to tell the twin stories of Berlin as rock opera and as unique collaboration between two geniuses of contemporary art, music, words, and film. The book also includes a rare conversation between Reed and Schnabel.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Lou Reed is a founding member of the Velvet Underground and an accomplished solo artist, poet, writer, and photographer. He lives in New York. Julian Schnabel is a celebrated artist and filmmaker whose work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum and MoMA in New York, and whose film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was nominated for four Academy Awards. He lives in New York.

Review:

“A love story between a painter and his muse, Caroline, that end in tragedy, the book moves between intimate snapshots of the mysterious blonde, the luminescent scrims of St. Ann’s, and Reed and his band burning through the album, finally breaking through Berlin’s wall.” ~Nylon

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel (Contributor)
Published by Rizzoli (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0847832120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lou Reed
Published by Rizzoli (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0847832120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Berlin is a concept album that represented a brave departure from the familiar sounds and themes of Lou Reed s earlier solo work, a tragic tale about heartbreak and addiction meant to be played live as a rock opera, in the vein of The Who s Tommy. But its poor reception meant that plans for a live performance were put on hold until 2007, when, with a renewed confidence in the material, Reed toured with a full orchestra and choir, giving some of the most personal and powerful performances of his career. The tour was filmed by legendary artist Julian Schnabel, a longtime friend of Reed s who also designed the spare and beautiful set, and whose daughter Lola contributed moving images projected behind the stage. This immeasurably powerful book draws on stills from Schnabel s film, photographs of the set design, printed lyrics of Reed s original verse, and images from Schnabel s projections to tell the twin stories of Berlin as rock opera and as unique collaboration between two geniuses of contemporary art, music, words, and film. The book also includes a rare conversation between Reed and Schnabel. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780847832125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Reed, Lou
Published by Rizzoli (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110847832120

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Berlin is a concept album that represented a brave departure from the familiar sounds and themes of Lou Reed s earlier solo work, a tragic tale about heartbreak and addiction meant to be played live as a rock opera, in the vein of The Who s Tommy. But its poor reception meant that plans for a live performance were put on hold until 2007, when, with a renewed confidence in the material, Reed toured with a full orchestra and choir, giving some of the most personal and powerful performances of his career. The tour was filmed by legendary artist Julian Schnabel, a longtime friend of Reed s who also designed the spare and beautiful set, and whose daughter Lola contributed moving images projected behind the stage. This immeasurably powerful book draws on stills from Schnabel s film, photographs of the set design, printed lyrics of Reed s original verse, and images from Schnabel s projections to tell the twin stories of Berlin as rock opera and as unique collaboration between two geniuses of contemporary art, music, words, and film. The book also includes a rare conversation between Reed and Schnabel. Bookseller Inventory # AAJ9780847832125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lou Reed
Published by Rizzoli International Publications 2009-04-20 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications 2009-04-20, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-MAR-00036164

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lou Reed
Published by Rizzoli International Publications (2009)
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, 2009. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CA-9780847832125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.34
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel
Published by Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Berlin, Lou Reed, Julian Schnabel, Berlin is a concept album that represented a brave departure from the familiar sounds and themes of Lou Reed's earlier solo work, a tragic tale about heartbreak and addiction meant to be played live as a rock opera, in the vein of The Who's Tommy. But its poor reception meant that plans for a live performance were put on hold until 2007, when, with a renewed confidence in the material, Reed toured with a full orchestra and choir, giving some of the most personal and powerful performances of his career. The tour was filmed by legendary artist Julian Schnabel, a longtime friend of Reed's who also designed the spare and beautiful set, and whose daughter Lola contributed moving images projected behind the stage. This immeasurably powerful book draws on stills from Schnabel's film, photographs of the set design, printed lyrics of Reed's original verse, and images from Schnabel's projections to tell the twin stories of Berlin as rock opera and as unique collaboration between two geniuses of contemporary art, music, words, and film. The book also includes a rare conversation between Reed and Schnabel. Bookseller Inventory # B9780847832125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 29.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Reed Lou
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Book Condition: New. pp. 176. Bookseller Inventory # 7900807

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.32
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Reed, Lou
Published by Rizzoli
ISBN 10: 0847832120 ISBN 13: 9780847832125
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rizzoli. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0847832120 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0445286

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book