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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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156717205
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/06/1977
Series: Harbrace Paperbound Library
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 237,045
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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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The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
seanj on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Warhol is a fascinating guy with some pretty crazy ideas. The last chapter alone, in which he expounds upon the fine art of underwear shopping, makes this book worth reading. Or at least skimming. Chapter titles include "How Andy Puts His Warhol On," "Death: All About It," and "Underwear Power: What I Do on Saturday When My Philosophy Runs Out." Hilarious.
latefordinner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Clever quotes from a clever man. For some reason Edie Sedgewick isn't named but referred to as Taxi. Reeks of Camp. Andy says if he's reincarnated he wants to come back as Donald Duck because his sailor suit is so cute.
vampyredhead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For anyone who likes Andy Warhol. A very interesting, fun look at life. I haven't read this since I was a teenager, but I remember it with fond memorys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful quick read of 'Andyism's'. He was a most thought provoking person, terribly shy and very observant of human nature. Enjoy this wonderful little book.Witty...
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intrigued by andy warhols work, the beat generation and the pop art movement in general, i was very happy to find this book. it is the type of book you can open to any page and start reading.. you get a personal view from andy warhol about his life and thoughts. it is amusing, well written and something to read over and over. i give a copy to everyone new i meet.. EXCELLENT BOOK.