The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)

The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again)
By Andy Warhol

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A loosely formed autobiography by Andy Warhol, told with his trademark blend of irony and detachment

 

In The Philosophy of Andy Warhol—which, with the subtitle "(From A to B and Back Again)," is less a memoir than a collection of riffs and reflections—he talks about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, and success; about New York, America, and his childhood in McKeesport, Pennsylvania; about his good times and bad in New York, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and his life among celebrities.


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  • Amazon Sales Rank: #64502 in Books
  • Brand: Andy Warhol
  • Published on: 1977-04-06
  • Released on: 1977-04-06
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x .68" w x 5.31" l, .57 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 272 pages

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  • The Philosophy of Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again

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PRAISE FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL
 
"Acute Accurate.Mr. Warhol's usual amazing candor.A constant entertainment and enlightenment."--Truman Capote

From the Back Cover
The private Andy Warhol talks: about love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success; about New York and America; about himself- his childhood in McKeesprot, Pennsylvania, good times and bad times in the Big Apple, the explosion of his career in the sixties, and life among celebrities.|Andy Warhol claimed that he loved being outside a party so that he could get in. But more often than not, the party was at his own studio, the Factory, where celebrities from Edie Sedgwick and Allen Ginsberg to the Rolling Stones and the Velvet Underground gathered in an ongoing bash.
In "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol" the enigmatic Warhol makes the reader his confidant on love, sex, food, beauty, fame, work, money, success, and much more.
* Andy on love: "People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don't look."
* Andy on beauty: "I really don't care that much about 'Beauties.' What I really like are Talkers."
* Andy on money: "It's always good to get abstract when it comes to economics."
* Andy on class: "The rich have many advantages over the poor, but the most important one, as far as I'm concerned, is knowing how to talk and eat at the same time."
* Andy on underwear: "I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote."
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous "Chelsea Girls." Equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, the Factory, Warhol died in New York in 1987.
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About the Author

Andy Warhol, a painter and graphic artist, also produced a significant body of film work, including his famous Chelsea Girls. He was equally well known in the late sixties and early seventies as resident host at his studio, The Factory, where one could listen to Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground and rub elbows with Edie Sedgwick. Warhold died in New York in 1987.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Wish he hadn't left us all so soon.
By Mike Kimmel Scenes for Teens
Andy Warhol shares a great deal about himself here with a simple and uncluttered writing style. I've always been a great fan of his artwork and his films, and this book offers a unique opportunity to take a peek inside the wonderfully bizarre and brilliantly creative mind that developed them. Andy's thinking and creative process come alive on the printed page for readers, and his honesty and unself-conscious manner of expressing ideas is truly refreshing. This book makes a wonderful, entertaining read not only for Andy Warhol fans, but also for anyone interested in following the creative development process of a true original and a gifted artist. Wish he hadn't left us all so soon.

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
5A BIBLE FOR THE ORIGINAL THINKER
By traceybeehive
I read this book once a year because it puts the world in perspective for me. I don't really love his paintings and I think the "scene" he created was fun but as far as writing goes....Andy Warhol is really surprisingly wonderful . He is humorous but also hits a nerve about superficial things that makes you look at it all in a new way. He is sweet and manipulative and original and naive and incredibly ahead of his time and these are wonderful qualities for a writer. Enjoy the multiple Marilyn paintings and the involvement with the Velvet Underground but take him seriously as a writer because I still believe he is unsurpassed.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Warhol Captivator
By Seasoned Seamtress
I couldn't put this one down. He covers all the bases in this write: spilling the beans on his social circle and then the intimate details of his personal life. He's a great motivational speaker when comes to lighting that match required to complete overlooked housework. I made a special trip to the grocery store just to purchase a bottle of Endust to kick off my spring cleaning project. Lemon Pledge is now history. Thanks for the cleaning tips Andy. Who would have ever known you cleaned your own living quarters.

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