A thrilling and riotous dive into the world of superfandom and the fangirls who shaped the social Internet.
In 2014, on the side of a Los Angeles freeway, a One Direction fan erected a shrine in the spot where, a few hours earlier, Harry Styles had vomited. It's interesting for sure, Styles said later, adding, a little niche, maybe. But what seemed niche to Styles was actually an irreverent signpost to an unfathomably large, interconnected, and influential multiverse: stan culture.
In this book, Kaitlyn Tiffany, a staff writer at The Atlantic and proud superfan herself, guides us through the nebulous online world of fans, stans, and boybands. Along the way we meet girls who damage their lungs from screaming too loud, fans rallying together to manipulate streaming numbers using complex digital subversion, and an underworld of inside jokes and shared memories surrounding band members' allergies, Internet typos, and hairstyles.
In the process, Tiffany makes a convincing and often moving argument that fangirls, in their ingenuity and collaboration, created the social Internet we know today, effectively making One Direction the first Internet boyband. Before most people were using the Internet for anything, Tiffany writes, fans were using it for everything.
With humor, empathy, and an insider's eye, Everything I Need I Get from You reclaims Internet history for young women, establishing fandom not as the territory of hysterical girls but as an incubator for digital innovation, art, and community.
From dangerous, fandom-splitting conspiracy theories about secret love and fake children to the interplays between high and low culture and capitalism, Tiffany's book is a riotous chronicle of the movement that changed the Internet forever.
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New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.