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"A veritable cornucopia of self-made worth. . . . "DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture" is a triumph from beginning to end. . . . Highly recommended."--Trakmarx.com"A . . . comprehensive guide to the evolution of DIY culture as we know it today."--Bookslut.comThis exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY ethic to the skiffle movement of the 1950s, mail art, Black Mountain poetry, and avant-garde art in the 1950s. It follows the punk scene of the 1970s and 1980s to the current music scene. It charts the development of music outside of the publicity machine and examines the politics behind the production of "homemade" recordings and publications.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714531618
ISBN-10: 0714531618
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 123mm x 24mm)
Pages: 377
Imprint: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Amy Spencer

Amy Spencer is co-founder of the creative collective The Bakery and a promoter of various music and arts events in London. She is currently launching a monthly club night for the band Electrelane. As well as working on her PhD about literary representations of London, she is a volunteer at the Museum of Immigration and Diversity in Spitalfields.

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