Hogan (Terra Obscura) assembles a revealing and highly engaging reference to Andy Warhol's favorite band. Sprinkled throughout are informative sidebars illuminating relevant figures and subjects, like Lou Reed's literary heroes and Nico's enigmatic past. The book provides not only a fascinating record of band members, their collective development, and their impact on subsequent movements but also glimpses of the cultural ascension of intersecting figures, like contemporary fashion guru Betsey Johnson. The book's three sections follow the band's development and dispersion over six chapters, account for group and solo albums, and offer further Velvet source material. Highly recommended for music, contemporary art, and cultural studies collections.
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