The Sixties

The Sixties

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Random House, Inc.
The photographer Richard Avedon and the writer Doon Arbus began collaborating on this book thirty years ago.  The photographs and interviews they did then remain faithful to what was, like the contents of a time capsule.

Meeting somebody and balling them means something, but it doesn't mean near as much as it used to.   --Janis Joplin, September 1969

In a society where there is institutionalized oppression, the thing is to catch government and business in the grass--actually humping.  --Florynce Kennedy, August 1969

I was so afraid of being bad and being caught at it.  --Dr. Benjamin Spock, September 1969

The connection between all the rhetoric and all the poetry, between the words of a Black Panther and those of a rock star or a pacifist, between the scars of a pop artist and those of a napalm victim, have haunted and informed the structuring of this book, with its own peculiar version of a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Baker & Taylor
More than 150 duotone and color photographs capture the dramatic changes and crises of the 1960s, in a visual history that chronicles the civil rights movement, women's rights, gay rights, antiwar demonstrations, and other key events and players. 50,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
The photographer Richard Avedon and the writer Doon Arbus began collaborating on this book thirty years ago. The photographs and interviews they did then remain faithful to what was, like the contents of a time capsule.
The connection between all the rhetoric and all the poetry, between the words of a Black Panther and those of a rock star or pacifist, between the scars of a pop artist and those of a napalm victim, have haunted and informed the structuring of this book, with its own peculiar version of a beginning, a middle, and an end.

Baker
& Taylor

More than 150 duotone and color photographs capture the dramatic changes and crises of the 1960s, in a visual history that chronicles the civil rights movement, women's rights, gay rights, antiwar demonstrations, and other key events and players

Publisher: New York : Random House ; [Rochester, N.Y.] : Kodak Professional, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679409236
0679409238
Branch Call Number: 779.092 Av31Z, Av31s
Characteristics: 235 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 34 cm
Additional Contributors: Arbus, Doon

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Derringer
Aug 29, 2018

This book is something of a time-capsule of the turbulent 60's. It contains more than 150 duotone and color photographs, all capturing the dramatic changes and crises that took place in that particular decade in popular culture.

This visual history chronicles the civil rights movement, women's rights, gay rights, antiwar demonstrations, and other key events and players in the game. It was compiled by writer, Doon Arbus and photographer, Richard Avedon.

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Aug 05, 2018

(*1960's quote*) - "It was the best of times... It was the worst of times."

Through full-page portraits (primarily in b&w) of celebrities and public figures who were all prominent influences during the turbulent 1960's - This great, big, glossy volume (that includes period interview text) looks back to the ultimate decade of psychedelia, turbulent change, and social unrest.

Presented as a joint collaboration project between photographer, Richard Avedon and writer, Doon Arbus - "The Sixties" is (IMO) something of a sad statement, summing up an era in the history of pop culture that repeatedly paid lip-service to the catchphrase "Give peace a chance" - But, as that decade soon came to a close, this starry-eyed reality just never jelled.

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