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The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Aaron "Shkuda

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines how, from 1960-1980, residents transformed the New York industrial neighborhood of SoHo into an artists’ district, and created the conditions under which it evolved into an ... More


Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Michael C. Heller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The New York loft jazz scene of the 1970s was a pivotal period for uncompromising, artist-produced work. Faced with a flagging jazz economy, a group of young avant-garde improvisers chose to eschew ... More


10. 10. Flipping the Neighborhood: Biopolitical Marketing as Value Creation for Condos and Lofts

Detlev Zwick and Yesim Ozalp

in Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199576746
eISBN:
9780191724916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576746.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This study of contemporary condo and loft marketing practices and discourses illustrate two key valorization strategies of contemporary condominium and loft marketing: lifestyle community and ... More


Downtown

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter outlines the history of the off-Broadway theater in New York going back to the experimental music theater projects of the 1930s and the extended run of the Blitzstein version of the ... More


Space

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the physical spaces of the lofts, exploring how the surrounding environment afforded certain types of performer and listener experience. In contrast to architectural accounts ... More


Fragmented Memories and Activist Archives

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter provides an overview of New York's so-called “loft jazz era,” one of the least-understood periods in jazz history. Spanning from the mid-1960s until about 1980, the jazz ... More


The Jazz Loft Era

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter outlines the loft scene itself, starting with an in-depth look at the 1972 New York Musicians' Jazz Festival—an event cited by many musicians as a germinal moment for the scene. The ... More


Community

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines discourses of community as well as contradictory discourses of isolation that arose within the lofts. While references to community involvement were quite common, the symbolic ... More


The Mummy Complex:: Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s Loft and J-horror

Chika Kinoshita

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is concerned with the regional and national categorization of J-horror, which one can arguably regard as a forerunner of the horror boom in Asia. It specifies that J-horror is not ... More


Dialectic of Contact: The Organ/ization and the Nests

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine James’s and Oiticica’s entries into the U.S. and their attempts to situate themselves there. Cut off from the contact they had once had with this aesthetic sociality, ... More


The Wastelands of New York

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

SoHo evolved from farmland to an exclusive shopping district to an industrial area during the 18th and 19th centuries. In the mid-1900s, the area gained its distinctive architectural form, the ... More


Making the Artist Loft

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Artists invented a new form of housing, the residential loft, in former industrial neighborhood of SoHo. To do so, they transformed the architectural features that hindered modern manufacturing made ... More


Artist Organizations, Political Advocacy, and the Creation of a Residential SoHo

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Because living in a loft was illegal, SoHo artists faced the threat of eviction. A series of loft fires and inspections by city agencies led residents to create the Artists Tenants Association (ATA). ... More


Real Estate and SoHo Politics: Loft Promotion and Historic Preservation in Lower Manhattan

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As more artists owned lofts through cooperatives, SoHo residents restarted their political advocacy by forming the SoHo Artists Association (SAA). Debates over the legality of lofts shifted from a ... More


The Embourgeoisement of SoHo

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

SoHo lofts became increasingly upscale in the mid 1970s, as artists remade SoHo a more upscale neighborhood that attracted a wider population of residents. Fashionable lofts were featured in the ... More


The Spread of Loft Living: Real Estate Development and Tenant Conflict in SoHo and Beyond

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The value of residential lofts surpassed that of industrial loft space in the mid-1970s. Non-artists moved into SoHo in greater numbers and residents began converting lofts in the neighboring areas ... More


Making New York a Loft Living City

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Lawsuits by loft tenants, political organizing, and public protests led local and state lawmakers to become increasingly involved in loft policy. By the early 1980s, the Mayor’s administration, City ... More


Contemporary SoHo and the Neighborhood’s Significance

Aaron Shkuda

in The Lofts of SoHo: "Gentrification, Art, and Industry in New York, 1950-1980"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226334189
eISBN:
9780226334219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226334219.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Since the 1980s, SoHo has evolved into one of New York city’s most expensive neighborhoods and upscale retail districts. Most galleries have left, though some artists remain. Some residents moved to ... More


Loft Life, Speaking Out, and European Vistas

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, Elaine lived in a succession of New York lofts, where she painted, wrote, and entertained large groups of friends—including artists, writers, and athletes. She became caught up in ... More


Freedom

Michael C. Heller

in Loft Jazz: Improvising New York in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520285408
eISBN:
9780520960893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285408.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the multifaceted ways that loft artists envisioned freedom as an inspiration for their work. Rather than hewing to a single definition, however, artists employed the term to ... More


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