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This Is Burning Man: The Rise of a New American Underground (10th Anniversary Edition) Brian Doherty

This Is Burning Man: The Rise of a New American Underground (10th Anniversary Edition)

Brian Doherty

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The first detailed cultural history of the Burning Man Festival, reissued on its 10th anniversary with a new 5,000 word afterword on the past decade of the event. It tells the story of how the simple burning of a wooden man came to attract now moreMoreThe first detailed cultural history of the Burning Man Festival, reissued on its 10th anniversary with a new 5,000 word afterword on the past decade of the event. It tells the story of how the simple burning of a wooden man came to attract now more than 60,000 thousand anarchists, Internet millionaires, ravers, academics, hippies, gearheads, punks, and suburban parents who travel to the Black Rock Desert each year to create an entirely alternate dimension. Brian Doherty captures the extraordinary spirit of the festival — its whimsy, its danger, and its absurdity — as well as the outrageous genius and folly of its artists and players. Whether you are a Burning Man veteran or couldnt imagine coping with the festival’s often brutal desert setting and mad behavior, this book is an invitation to explore the radical creativity and exhilaration of being a Black Rock citizen. Welcome to the incendiary vision that is Burning Man. Welcome home.What people said about the first edition:When I received a copy of THIS IS BURNING MAN, I trembled...It is amazing to follow how the art world comes together to form the Burning Man, celebrate the Burning Man, then return him to ashes.--Perry Farrell