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London in the sixties

Author: Rainer Metzger; Christian Bradstätter
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This illustrated book paints a multifaceted portrait of sixites London and explores the reasons why it became the epicentre of a cultural boom that resounded around the world and whose echoes can still be heard today.
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rainer Metzger; Christian Bradstätter
ISBN: 9780500515631 0500515638
OCLC Number: 774934868
Language Note: "Translated from the German 'Swinging London' by David H. Wilson"--T.p. verso.
Description: 368 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The global village --
Special offers: 1956-63 --
Today and tomorrow: pop art, kitchen sink, new wave --
Absolute beginners: between conformity and rebellion --
Sophistication for all: 1964-66 --
A topography of swinging London --
Body forms: modes and media --
Style and fiction: spies, slapstick and seekers of utopia --
Software: 1966-70 --
Standstill: when the swinging stopped --
Escape movements: looking back, going underground --
The beginning of the end of style.
Responsibility: Rainer Metzger ; picture edited by Christian Brandstätter.

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