Summer of Love : Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Summer of Love : Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll

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'The beautifully illustrated and very readable work provides the social, cultural, and political background that laid the era’s foundation' - Library Journal

A book exploring the visual and material culture of the Summer of Love

This handsome book, which accompanies an exhibition at the de Young museum, celebrates San Francisco's rebellious and colourful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love.

The book features insightful and informative essays on the culture and legacy of the period, poster art, clothing, and music - all illustrated by illustrations of iconic rock posters, book covers, album covers, clothing, music memorabilia and period photographs. In addition, there's a two page map of 1967 San Francisco which marks out important venues, shops, art studios, and even a few well known houses such as The Family Dog Commune and Jefferson Airplane mansion).  

Presenting key cultural artefacts of the time, Summer of Love is a colourful history that brings to life the events and experiences of this dynamic era.

  • Author: Jill D'Alessandro, Curator of the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
  • Hardcover: 344 pages | 225 colour and 25 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: April 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0520294820
  • Product Dimensions: 29.9 x 24.1 cm

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