BAM: The Complete Works
Edited by Steven Serafin
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is at once the oldest performing arts center in the country and a renowned nexus for contemporary global and local culture. From its opening night in 1861, BAM has forged an unparalleled artistic legacy, emerging in the latter 20th century as the preeminent stage for the most visionary performers of the age. Its standard of excellence has defined and supported the institution through times of triumph as well as turmoil. This strikingly illustrated overview of BAM provides a narrative and visual chronicle of the institution’s history and the countless artists integral to its identity, including Enrico Caruso, Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhardt, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, Pina Bausch, Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson, Robert Lepage, William Christie, Mark Morris, Sam Mendes, and many others who continue to inspire in the new millennium.