Art of the Straight Line: My Tai ChiLou Reed and Laurie Anderson
Lou Reed was a musician, singer, songwriter, poet, and founding member of the legendary rock band the Velvet Underground. He collaborated with many artists, from Andy Warhol and John Cale to Robert Wilson and Metallica. Reed had a groundbreaking solo career that spanned five decades until his death in 2013.
Reed was also an accomplished martial artist whose practice began in the 1980s. He studied with Chen Tai Chi pioneer Master Ren GuangYi. This book is a comprehensive collection of Reed's writings on Tai Chi.It includes conversations with Reed's fellow musicians, artists, friends, and Tai Chi practitioners, including Julian Schnabel, A.M. Homes, Hal Willner, Mingyur Rinpoche, Eddie Stern, Tony Visconti, and Iggy Pop.
The Art of the Straight Line features Reed's unpublished writings on the tech-nique, practice, and purpose of martial arts, as well as essays, observations, and riffs on meditation and life.
Author: Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson
Publication date: 16/03/2023
Dimension: 230mm X 180mm