The 1960s Scrapbook

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Pi Global Pub

ISBN: 9780954795412

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 60

View: 8623

The 'Swinging Sixties' were a concoction of many things that brought Britain to the forefront - England winning the World Cup in 1966, mini skirts and mini cars, the Beatles and Twiggy. This was the permissive decade when the contraceptive pill became ava

1968: Those Were the Days

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750986190

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 5038

1968 was the year when humans first glimpsed the far side of the Moon, but also the year the world was shocked by assassination, by the crushing of hope for reform and by wars that showed no sign of ever ending. To the old there seemed too much change, too quickly, with youth in revolt, though against what no one was entirely sure ... ‘Hey Jude’, sang the Beatles, with a refrain that lingered long into the summer night, ‘Don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better’...

Extreme Collecting

Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums

Author: Graeme Were,Jonathan C. H. King

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453637

Category: Art

Page: 238

View: 9170

By exploring the processes of collecting, which challenge the bounds of normally acceptable practice, this book debates the practice of collecting 'difficult' objects, from a historical and contemporary perspective; and discusses the acquisition of objects related to war and genocide, and those purchased from the internet, as well as considering human remains, mass produced objects and illicitly traded antiquities. The aim is to apply a critical approach to the rigidity of museums in maintaining essentially nineteenth-century ideas of collecting; and to move towards identifying priorities for collection policies in museums, which are inclusive of acquiring 'difficult' objects. Much of the book engages with the question of the limits to the practice of collecting as a means to think through the implementation of new strategies.

Post-War Childhood

Growing up in the not-so-friendly ‘Baby Boomer’ Years

Author: Simon Webb

Publisher:

ISBN: 147388604X

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3834

Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthier than they are now. They wandered about all day; only returning home at teatime when they were hungry. Nobody worried about health and safety or 'stranger danger' in those days and no serious harm ever befell children as a result. In Post-War Childhood, Simon Webb examines the facts and figures behind the myth of children's carefree lives in the post-war years, finding that such things as the freedom to roam the streets and fields came at a terrible price. In 1965, for example, despite there being far fewer cars in Britain, 45 times as many children were knocked down and killed on the roads as now die in this way each year. Simon Webb presents a 'warts and all' portrait of British childhood in the years following the end of the Second World War. He demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, it was by any measure a far more hazardous and less pleasant time to be a child, than is the case in the twenty-first century.

Some of My Lives

A Scrapbook Memoir

Author: Rosamond Bernier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142999505X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9789

Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life—remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience—and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the twentieth century. In Some of My Lives, Bernier has made a kind of literary scrapbook from an extraordinary array of writings, ranging from diary entries to her many contributions to the art journal L'OEIL, which she cofounded in 1955. The result is a multifaceted self-portrait of a life informed and surrounded by the arts. Through the stories of her encounters with some of the twentieth century's great artists and composers—including Pablo Picasso, Leonard Bernstein, Max Ernst, Aaron Copeland, Malcolm Lowry, and Karl Lagerfeld—we come to understand the sheer richness of Bernier's experiences, interactions, and memories. The result is pithy, hilarious, and wise—a richly rewarding chronicle of many lives fully lived.

Women in Love and Other Dramatic Writings

Women in Love, Sissies' Scrapbook, A Minor Dark Age, Just Say No, The Farce in Just Saying No

Author: Larry Kramer

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 1555846696

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 6451

Larry Kramer has been described by Susan Sontag as "one of America's most valuable troublemakers." As Frank Rich writes in his Foreword to this new collection of writings for the screen and stage, "his plays are almost journalistic in their observation of the fine-grained documentary details of life ... that may well prove timeless." The title work, the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Women in Love, is a movie "as sensuous as anything you've probably ever seen on film" (The New York Times). The screenplay is accompanied by Kramer's reflections on the history of the production, sure to be of interest to any student of film. This volume also includes several early plays, Sissies' Scrapbook, A Minor Dark Age, and the political farce Just Say No, illuminating the development of one of our most important literary figures. "Since his screenplay for Women in Love, Kramer has been a prophet of psychic health and catastrophe among us." -- from The American Academy of Arts and Letters citation

The Book of Matchbox Labels

Author: Roger Fennings

Publisher: New Cavendish Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 178

View: 1274

- Invaluable guide. - Fascinating insight into commercial branding and how trademarks are developed. - Provides a unique perspective on numerous topics

Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and '70s

Author: Ivan Vartanian,Lesley A. Martin,Kyoko Wada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 239

View: 2883

During the 1960s and 70s in Japan, the photobookthrough a combination of excellence in design, printing, and materialsovertook prints as a popular mode of artistic dissemination. This process has expanded to an extent where any discussion of Japanese photography now has to include the book work. Today, the most famous workssuch as Nobuyoshi Arakis Sentimental Journey and Eikoh Hosoes Man and Womancontinue to inspire artists internationally. Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s presents forty definitive publications from the era, piecing together an otherwise invisible history that has played out in tandem with photography as a medium. Included are some of the most influential works along with forgotten gems, placed within a larger historical and sociological context. Each book, beautifully reproduced through numerous spreads, is accompanied by an in-depth explanatory text and sidebars highlighting important editors, designers, themes, and periodicals. Lavishly produced, this unique publication is an ode to the distinct character and influence of the Japanese photobook.

The Boy & the Old Man

Three Years in Somalia

Author: Omar Eby

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465325735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1053

So who is Omar Eby? A retired English professor (tenderhearted and cynical) who looks with affection and severity upon the young man he once was in Somalia. Ebys first chapter Learning My Name quickly and playfully sets the tone for this fascinating memoir, The Boy and the Old Man. Identifying with one Omar after another, Eby skips from a Taliban terrorist and a four-star general to a translator of Somali tales and an Old Testament duke; then recalls an English student in Mogadiscio and an Epicurean Persian poet; meets a Chilean Anabaptist and finally names the close friend of Prophet Muhammad, Omar ibn al Khattab. You think this an exercise in narcissism? Of course notthe author finds too many ties linking a nave Mennonite missionary boy to Muslim society and the incredible beauty of the natural worldshows too well the tensions between documented facts and dramatic memory. On the horn of Africa, Somali pirates seize tankers. On the mainland, clans fire rockets into each others quarters of Mogadishu, once the capital of the Somali Republic. But Omar Eby remembers another Somalia, when he taught there 50 years ago. Through the grid of accumulated years, Eby studies that missionary boy. The reader hears two voices: the 23-year old boy and the 73-year old man. Often the old man loves the boy; often the boy embarrasses him. The Somalis, Eby remembers as beautiful and exasperating, then, in 1959, as now, in 2009. The chapters are like a series of transparencies laid down one on top of the other. The boys views overlaid by the mans two visits to Somalia in his thirties and then memory laid over everything. With more details, everything should be clearer. Yet, Eby writes in the Introduction, we are pleasantly surprised to find that the historically reconstructed self is still blurred, as muddy as the Shebelli River which flows through Somalia from the Ethiopian highlands.

Mambo Montage

The Latinization of New York City

Author: Agustín Laó-Montes,Arlene Dávila

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231505442

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 1635

New York is the capital of mambo and a global factory of latinidad. This book covers the topic in all its multifaceted aspects, from Jim Crow baseball in the first half of the twentieth century to hip hop and ethno-racial politics, from Latinas and labor unions to advertising and Latino culture, from Cuban cuisine to the language of signs in New York City. Together the articles map out the main conceptions of Latino identity as well as the historical process of Latinization of New York. Mambo Montage is both a way of imagining latinidad and an angle of vision on the city.

The Baseball Scrapbook

Author: Peter C. Bjarkman

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781572153790

Category: Baseball

Page: 256

View: 1808

The Baseball Scrapbook, with its more than 700 rare photographs and information-packed essays and captions, is a nostalgic trip through the history of America's Pastime. Providing a unique evocation of baseball's glorious past and present, The Baseball Scrapbook is a celebration of the powerful grip that the game has on its millions of fans, and a recreation of the history of the sport as it lives in our memory and imagination.

The Frankenstein Scrapbook

The Complete Movie Guide to the World's Most Famous Monster

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806516769

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 143

View: 8516

The Winona Ryder Scrapbook

Author: Scott Siegel,Barbara Siegel

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806518831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

View: 7162

Traces the film career of actress Winona Ryder, from her first movie role in Lucas to her role in The Crucible, detailing her experiences with different actors and directors

The Robin Williams Scrapbook

Author: Mary Ellen Moore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780441732005

Category: Actors

Page: 167

View: 6404

A brief biography emphasizing the career of the star of the television show "Mork and Mindy."

Scrapbook of a Taos Hippie

Tribal Tales from the Heart of a Cultural Revolution

Author: Iris Keltz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780938317500

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 8496

The '60s--the music, the clothes, the political and sexual idealism, the experimentation with drugs, the hunger for peace, creativity, and sharing--were a watershed in the way America sees itself. Hippie culture was at the very zenith of that watershed, and Taos was its beating heart, a Mecca that beckoned young pilgrims from all over the country. Iris Keltz was one of those pilgrims who came to Taos in the '60s. She stayed to become a folk historian of the tribe.

Daisy in a Gun Barrel

Peace & Freedom, Love & War, Rock & Roll, the 1960S

Author: Penelope Fox

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453542620

Category: Fiction

Page: 721

View: 2457

DAISY IN A GUN BARREL PEACE AND FREEDOM, LOVE AND WAR, ROCK AND ROLL THE 1960s ~ Penelope Fox If you happen to be an American Idol fan, recognize Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan in television commercials, listen to classic rock, or follow the clash of conservatives and liberals in Congress, you know that the 1960s remain with us, even fifty years after the impact of the era. The dilemmas of that decade continue to confound us as we grapple with the ideologies that entered the consciousness of the nation during those years. A cascade of front page news marks the period: the election of youthful, progressive, President John F. Kennedy and the fear-mongering, strangle-hold of the CIA and FBI; peace movements versus military efforts; marijuana-smoking, long haired Hippies in loose fashions clashing with strait-laced, buttoned up, conservative law enforcement; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and civil rights, followed by womens rights, workers rights and everyone wondering what was right. More incongruities arose from international oil production and giant factory output clashing with breakthrough biological science and environmental concerns. Satellite communication battled with censorship in broadcasting. Youthful interest in the Third World, especially Asia, was shattered by a horrific, undeclared war that lasted for fifteen years and created a generational divide that has never been breached. A background of iconic music continues to remind us of the colorful history of the 60s. But what about the everyday lives of young people thrust into that psychedelic and political maelstrom? What was it like for the individuals trying to be heard over the roar of questionable politics? One answer lies in the collective voice of music that framed a lyrical diary of their experiences. Daisy in a Gun Barrel is the story of Dianna, a teacher, and Randall, a musician, who find romance in college, and shortly thereafter are torn apart by war and circumstances. It is a story of people coming to terms with personal and political beliefs, only to find that society clashes with their viewpoints at every turn. Theirs is a generation determined to change the world into a better, kinder, more democratic place. Little did they know the impact of their ideals, or the real and metaphorical ammunition that would be leveled against the beliefs they viewed as right, moral, and constitutional. Rock and roll with Dianna and Randall through the tumultuous and exciting years of 1962 through 1970, and consider the impact of their generation. Smile at their optimism, weep with their losses, and celebrate the memorable songs that grace the years. Join the characters as they encounter turning points and question authority. This is history, alive and kicking, with a strong appeal to the curious young, who were not there, and to the post flower children who would like to remember. Light the incense, slip into something tie-dyed, and revel in the events that illuminate this carefully researched and truly American story, before time and historians erase the vibrant, human essence of this powerful decade. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Caledonia scrapbook

a Columbia County story

Author: Mary Mittlesteadt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caledonia (Wis.)

Page: 256

View: 6968