With the passing of the twentieth century into history, the 1960s can be confirmed as one of its most crucial decades, an era of unprecedented social and cultural revolution. Certain world cities - London, Paris, New York and San Francisco - were, in their very different ways, at the vanguard of this global ferment.
This exciting series of books reveals the arts, fashions, passions, people and events in each of these cities during this extraordinary era, by means of candid, striking images by contemporary photographers. The selection of photographs has been made with the advantage of hindsight, and offers both insights and several surprises.
London was the new capital of cool, the epicentre of a revolution that transformed the cultural and social outlook of the western world. Fashion, art, film, theatre, literature, popular music and graphic design were the hip products of swinging London.
'London In The Sixties' includes the famous - Mick Jagger, Terence Stamp, Michael Caine - photographed by the famous - Terence Donovan, David Bailey. Not forgetting the beautiful - Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy, Marianne Faithful. Here are the images of a phenomenal, fab decade, chosen for their aptness in recreating the ambience of the most extraordinary era in London's 20th century history.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 03 / 2004
- 210 x 210 x 19mm