You Say You Want a Revolution

Records and Rebels, 1966 1970

Author: Victoria Broackes,Geoffrey Marsh

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851778911

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9016

"Contributions by Kate Bethune, Elizabeth Bisley, Clare Browne, Oriole Cullen, Edwina Ehrman, Jenny Lister, Elisa Sani, Cassie Davies-Strodder, Claire Wilcox"--Title page verso.
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Bowie A to Z

The Life of an Icon from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust

Author: Steve Wide

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 1925418219

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 56

View: 2974

"No other artist has so roundly defined description or categorisation as David Bowie, whose cultural impact is unparalleled; as a rock star, as a fashion muse, as a master of reinvention, as an instigator of change. Celebrating the many faces and facets of David Bowie, from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A to Z is densely packes with everything you need to know about the man and the legend--from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts"--Back cover.
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V and A Introduces

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Author: PENGUIN UK

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141374130

Category:

Page: 32

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V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution is beautiful mini-hardback introducing the swinging sixties to audiences both young and old. Filled with brilliant illustrations, fascinating facts and engaging infographics, this is the perfect gift for children and adults alike.
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The First Book of Fashion

The Book of Clothes of Matthaeus and Veit Konrad Schwarz of Augsburg

Author: Ulinka Rublack,Maria Hayward,Jenny Tiramani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474249906

Category: Art

Page: 432

View: 8204

This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress � seemingly both ephemeral and trivial � is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.
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The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192860927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 5707

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
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The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198853

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6713

Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.
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Mao's Little Red Book

A Global History

Author: Alexander C. Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107057221

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1512

On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon.
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The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Author: Alan Aldridge

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857128809

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 3229

The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles: Illustrated Lyrics is the only major collection of illustrated The Beatles lyrics available. Originally published in 1969, this book has become a symbol of an era, a must-have for Beatles fans and a brilliant tribute to the band that changed a generation. Quotes from John, Paul, George and Ringo provide candid, witty, insightful commentary on the songs and their origins. Clarification of controversial lyrics is offered by the only true authorities, The Beatles themselves. All the famous songs are included – from Can’t Buy Me Love and A Hard Day’s Night to Rocky Raccoon, Revolver and Yellow Submarine. Lavish full colour illustrations by internationally famous artists and specially commissioned photographs reflect the psychedelic world The Beatles lived in and the whole generation and pop culture they influenced.
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Beatles '66

The Revolutionary Year

Author: Steve Turner

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062475592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 9255

A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era. The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966—the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion. It was the year their records were burned in America after John’s explosive claim that the group was "more popular than Jesus," the year they were hounded out of the Philippines for "snubbing" its First Lady, the year John met Yoko Ono, and the year Paul conceived the idea for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. On the fiftieth anniversary of this seminal year, music journalist and Beatles expert Steve Turner slows down the action to investigate in detail the enormous changes that took place in the Beatles’ lives and work during 1966. He looks at the historical events that had an impact on the group, the music they made that in turn profoundly affected the culture around them, and the vision that allowed four young men from Liverpool to transform popular music and serve as pioneers for artists from Coldplay to David Bowie, Jay-Z to U2. By talking to those close to the group and by drawing on his past interviews with key figures such as George Martin, Timothy Leary, and Ravi Shankar—and the Beatles themselves—Turner gives us the compelling, definitive account of the twelve months that contained everything the Beatles had been and anticipated everything they would still become.
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The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093566

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4911

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
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David Bowie Is...

Author: Victoria Broackes,Geoffrey Marsh

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851777372

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 2926

David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 million albums, and been cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts. This is the first book produced with access to the David Bowie archive of performance costume, ephemera and original artwork by the artist, which is brought together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Essays by V&A curators on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world, are complemented by Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode and Philip Hoare on film ; Howard Goodall on musicology ; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence ; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans.
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The Feminist Revolution

The Struggle for Women's Liberation

Author: Bonnie J. Morris,D-M Withers

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 1588346129

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 5615

"Collection of essays, oral histories, and illustrations depicting the feminist revolution"--
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Utopia or Oblivion

The Prospects for Humanity

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller

Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 447

View: 628

Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity – for the first time in its history – has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. “This is what man tends to call utopia. It’s a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe — the alternative of which is oblivion.” R. Buckminster Fuller.
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The Art of Exile

A Vagabond Life

Author: John Freely

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085772987X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2423

By the time he was six, John Freely had crossed the Atlantic four times. His childhood was spent on the mean streets of 1930s Brooklyn, where he scavenged for junk to sell and borrowed money for books; his first love being Homer's Odyssey. He was 15 when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and 17 when he enlisted in the US Navy and embarked on the first great adventure of his life: joining a clandestine unit that helped the Kuomintang fight the Japanese. He served for two years, 96 days in combat and a total of 344 days overseas, which sparked a lifelong passion for travel. Returning home after the war, Freely fell in love with a beautiful girl who sang the blues. His own Penelope. Together they signed a blood pact to spend their life travelling the world.
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The Hippie Trail

A History

Author: Sharif Gemie,Brian Ireland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781526114624

Category:

Page: 256

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This is the first history of the hippie trail. It records the joys and pains of budget travel to Kathmandu, India, Afghanistan and other 'points east' in the 1960s and 1970s. It's written in a clear, simple style, yet provides detailed analysis of the motivations and the experiences of those hundreds of thousands of who travelled eastwards. The work is structured around four key debates: were the travellers simply motivated by a search for drugs? Did they encounter love or sexual freedom on the road? Were they basically just tourists? Did they resemble pilgrims? Finally a fifth chapter considers how the travellers have been represented in films, novels and autobiographical accounts. This book has two main audiences in mind: firstly, a broad audience of those interested in the trail or the 1960s counterculture; secondly, students taking courses concerning the 1960s.
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Suzanne Treister

Hexen 2.0

Author: Suzanne Treister

Publisher: Black Dog Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907317637

Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 1820

HEXEN2.0 is the sequel to HEXEN 2039 which imagined new technologies for psychological warfare through investigating links between the occult and the military in relation to histories of witchcraft, the US film industry, British Intelligence agencies, Soviet brainwashing, behavior control experiments of the US Army's MKULTRA program and more recent practices of its Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (PSYOP), in light of contemporary neuro-scientific research. HEXEN2.0 delves deeper into the histories of scientific research behind government programs of mass control, in tandem with counter-cultural and grass roots movements, and creates a space for the imagining of alternative future scenarios. HEXEN2.0 charts, within a framework of post-WWII US governmental and military imperatives, the coming together of diverse scientific and social sciences through the development of cybernetics, the history of the internet, the rise of Web 2.0 and mass intelligence gathering, and the implications for the future of new systems of societal manipulation towards a control society. Furthermore, HEXEN2.0 investigates the participants of the seminal Macy Conferences1 (1943-1956) - whose primary goal was to set the foundations for a general science of the workings of the human mind - alongside specific critics of technological society such as Theodore Kaczynski/Unabomber, current profiles of Anarcho-Primitivists and Post Leftists, and traces the precursory ideas of Thoreau, Heidegger, Adorno and others in relation to fantasies of utopic/dystopic futures from science-fiction literature and film. Through representing and re-examining these subjects and histories through the lens of occult belief systems and ideas of the supernatural HEXEN2.0 takes us to a hypnotic, mesmerizing space of early technological fantasy and theory to hallucinate feedback from the past from where one may imagine and construct possible alternative futures. The information in HEXEN2.0 is based on actual events, people and histories.
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Isa Genzken: Mach Dich Hübsch!

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783863357764

Category:

Page: 76

View: 5313

This large-format collage book was created in Berlin around 15 years ago. It is both a personal diary and an artistic manifesto. In it are portrait photos of Genzken and her friends, cuttings from advertisements and glamour magazines, male pin-ups, illustrations of fences and grates from animal enclosures, mostly bare trees, bushes and forests, columns, facades and strange details from her own work and installations, postcards of historical paintings as well as handwritten notes.The overwhelming number of images obtains a surprisingly harmonious form. Genzken uses brown sticky tape and silver textured textile tape; black, blue, red and strongly vibrant green neon papers to give the book a dramatic structure. In this way she creates windows and doors with views in and views out.The format of the pages gradually becomes larger through the course of the book, giving it an astounding physicality. It grants an insight into the thought and work of one of the most important contemporary artists of our time.Published on the occasion of Isa Genzken's major retrospective at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 29 November 2015 - 6 March 2016.
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Psychedelic Celluloid

Author: Simon Matthews

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843444572

Category:

Page: 224

View: 972

Illustrated throughout with color images of the period, Psychedelic Celluloid covers over 300 British and European films and TV shows from the Beatles via Bond spin offs to crazy personal follies de grandeur, Blow Up and its imitators, concert movies, documentaries, stylish horror films and many more. Carefully researched and drawing on interviews with some of the survivors of the era, this guide provides a witty and detailed account of each major production listing its stars, directors, producers and music and showing how they were linked to the fashion and trends of the period.
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