Biker Bar

[Thom Magister] ↠ Biker Bar ☆ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Biker Bar When Bars were More than Just Bars Biker Bar. Subtitled Bikes Beer and Boys, its a playfully illustrated history of how mens biker and leather bars have changed through the ages.On back streets and down alleyways. In neighborhoods many feared to tread. Often behind doors marked so only those in the know could open them. Thats where you would find them: lone wolves, strangers, friends, and bikers, banding together with the smoke, the jukebox, and the beer at their bars. Join these men, com

Biker Bar

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Rating : 4.31 (921 Votes)
Asin : 0982369395
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 52 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-05-20
Language : English

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When Bars were More than Just Bars "Biker Bar." Subtitled "Bikes Beer and Boys," its a playfully illustrated history of how men's biker and leather bars have changed through the ages."On back streets and down alleyways. In neighborhoods many feared to tread. Often behind doors marked so only those in the know could open them. That's where you would find them: lone wolves, strangers, friends, and bikers, banding together with the smoke, the jukebox, and the beer at their bars. Join these men, comrades in arms, as they take us on a leather-jacketed ride through time. See the biker bar change through the decades as chronicled by Thom Magister, a man who w. A unique and fascinating pictorial evolution of the Leather Bar in miniature BIKER BAR is innovative and original in both subject and technique. Its subject is the creation of the modern gay leather bar, from its beginnings in the post-World War II years through its focusing on the motorcycle as its central identifying symbol to the modern split into separate straight and gay incarnations. Its technique is to create a world of men and their bikes by using action figures restyled and posed in intricate miniature environments that illustrate the illuminating prose. Himself a leatherman of many years, author Thom Magister sheds light on a subculture that has long been shrouded in shadows but is n. Impressive Artisanship Some reviewers have had unrealistic expectations of this book and were disappointed. However, for what it is, this book is GREAT! An incredible amount of artisanship was applied in the making of these images, that involve dressing and posing figures in specially-created backgrounds—along with Photoshopping some details. The text is personal, and explains the genesis of the project. The book is a manufactured visual remembrance of experiences from past times. The images are not strictly representative, but are more idealized—and they are well-crafted. So, the book is an homage to a time that no longer exist

In the 1950s bikers mostly wore denim mixed with Army fatigues and brown leather bomber jackets. And for the biker, there is always the open road.. When Thom moved back to New York a couple of years later, he found dozens of biker bars around Manhattan. As in L.A., these were for men only, and it was impossible to tell at a glance if a given bar was gay or straight. The leather/rubber/fetish tribe will no doubt create new ways for kinky guys to hang out together. Author/artist Thom Magister, who got into the gay leather scene in 1951 and remained an active leatherman well into the new century, is best known for his essay

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