I’m a big fan of b-boys (as witnessed by anyone who has seen me watch SYTYCD), so this book had me before I even opened the cover.
Acclaimed rock photographer Charles Peterson is back with a new subjectâ€”the world of contemporary breakdancing. B-boying, as itâ€™s referred to by its adepts, centers around the â€œcypherâ€ (circle) created when b-boys and b-girls gather to practice or to â€œbattle.â€ Bigger and badder than ever, breakdancing has grown since its beginnings in the early eighties to become a global youth phenomenon today. Yet it remains a highly individualized practiceâ€”all one needs to get down are some beats and a smooth floor (and, of course, scads of strength, style, and brio).
[posted by katie]