The Woodstock Story Book (Hardcover)
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The iconic color photos in this book share an important piece of American History. Barry Z Levine, Still Photographer on The Woodstock Film, took so many color photos that his index finger was blistered. Many of the shots were from a helicopter portraying the enormous crowd. The film, by Warner Brothers, won "Best Documentary Film" in 1970 and later in 1996, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." This collectible allows you to own a piece of American history. " The authors have created an intimate time capsule...an incredible all-access pass to the music and art fair that came to be known solely as Woodstock...Because Woodstock is told through a collage of photos, song lyrics and rhyming text, it also has a homespun scrapbook vibe, which feels right for recounting a personal communal experience...the vivid picture of the artist drawn through word and image is nonetheless mesmerizing... the peace and love essence of Woodstock rings out loud and clear and like Sly and the Family Stone 'taking them higher' here the authors likewise reach for the sky." -Kirkus Reviews
For three days in the summer of 1969, 500,000 people spontaneously gathered like no others had before or since then, bringing together peace, love, aromatic smoke and the sounds of the greatest rock 'n' roll show in history. Sounds and smells wafted through the air, making this legendary event one that has never been duplicated. Barry Z Levine captured this entire event. He arrived days before the crowds when Woodstock was still a green, grassy pasture and continued to photograph long after the last person had departed the debris-strewn mud hole. Along with over two hundred color photographs, the text by Linanne G. Sackett presents a chronological account of this historical event, capturing the performers, personalities, audience, excitement, mood, and actions. The Woodstock Story Book is a must for anyone who was at Woodstock, wishes they had been, or just wanted a bird's eye view at the greatest historical event of the 1960s.
About the Author
Levine has been honored as a "Celebrated Artist" of Italy's Biografilm Festival and his color photographs were on buses and bill boards in Rome, Milan, and Bologna. As part of the Academy Award-winning "Woodstock" documentary film team, Still photographer Barry Z Levine captured it all...including iconic shots from a helicopter which portray the size of the enormous crowd. The film, by Warner Brothers, won an Academy Award(R) for "Best Documentary Film" in 1970 and later in 1996, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Barry's photos appear in galleries and museums world-wide. In addition to photography, Levine has worked as a writer/producer in advertising and film, video, and theatrical production and was the director of a video production studio in New York City. He has been a long-time independent political activist and is one of the founders of The All-Stars Project, one of the largest and most successful anti-violence programs for urban youth.