Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s

Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s


"Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s" is a stunning survey of magazine artwork from the Swinging Sixties. It not only gives a fascinating insight into the extraordinary artistic talents of the illustrators featured, but also reveals the social aspirations of this unprecedented era of political optimism and sexual freedom. Featuring over 1,000 gloriously inventive and stylistically diverse illustrations, "Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s" traces the decade's evolution from the homemaking ethos of romantic coupledom to the stylish liberation of mini-skirted Chelsea girls. In the process, it provides an intriguing and poignant glimpse into Sixties Pop Culture. The Sixties was an optimistic era of unprecedented change, and its heady zeitgeist was captured in the amazing range of artwork that adorned magazines of the time. "Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s" features page after page of stunning rediscovered artwork, much of it by the very best artists of the day. An informative introduction explores the history of this long overlooked art form and contextualises its place within a wider social context. "Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s" provides a wonderful, nostalgic escape into a world of stylishly sophisticated living, revealing just how much life has changed over the intervening decades.

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Rian Hughes
Paperback | 576 pages
190 x 250 x 40.64mm | 1,905.09g
Publication date
19 Aug 2011
Carlton Books Ltd
Fiell Publishing Limited
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
English, French, German
Illustrations note
m. 1000 Farbabb.
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