The 1960s Scrapbook

Author: Robert Opie

Publisher: Pi Global Pub

ISBN: 9780954795412

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 60

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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
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How Was It For You?

Women, Sex, Love and Power in the 1960s

Author: Virginia Nicholson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241975190

Category: History

Page: 400

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"A feeling that we could do whatever we liked swept through us in the 60s..." The sexual revolution liberated a generation. But men most of all. We tend to think of the 60s as a decade sprinkled with stardust: a time of space travel and utopian dreams, but above all of sexual abandonment. When the pill was introduced on the NHS in 1961 it seemed, for the first time, that women - like men - could try without buying. "It was paradise for men... all these willing girls..." But this book - by 'one of the great social historians of our time' - describes a turbulent power struggle. Here are the voices from the battleground. Meet dollybird Mavis, debutante Kristina, Beryl who sang with the Beatles, bunny girl Patsy, Christian student Anthea, industrial campaigner Mary and countercultural Caroline. From Carnaby Street to Merseyside, from mods to rockers, from white gloves to Black is Beautiful, their stories throw an unsparing spotlight on morals, four-letter words, faith, drugs, race, bomb culture and sex. This is a moving, shocking book about tearing up the world and starting again. It's about peace, love, psychedelia and strange pleasures, but it is also about misogyny, violation and discrimination - half a century before feminism rebranded. For out of the swamp of gropers and groupies, a movement was emerging, and discovering a new cause: equality. The 1960s: this was where it all began. Women would never be the same again. 'One of the great social historians of our time. No one else makes makes history this fun' Amanda Foreman 'Intimate, immersive, often moving, How Was It For You? subtly but powerfully subverts complacent male assumptions about a legendary decade' David Kynaston 'An absorbing study of an extraordinary age. Beautifully written and intensively researched' Selina Hastings 'Every baby boomer should read this great and wonderfully revelatory book if only to shout, "Ah yes, that's exactly what it was like for me!"' Anne Sebba 'Virginia Nicholson is the outstanding recorder of British lives in the twentieth century... and this account of the 1960s is the most vivid and moving of all her works' Carmen Callil 'Essential reading' Marina Lewycka 'A dazzling kaleidoscope of facts, feelings and observations' Juliet Nicolson 'A hugely ambitious, kaleidoscope of a book' Richard Vinen 'Makes it feel like the Sixties have never been away' Hunter Davies 'I was there, and she's right' Valerie Grove
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1968: Those Were the Days

Author: Brian Williams

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750986190

Category: History

Page: 192

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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’...
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Extreme Collecting

Challenging Practices for 21st Century Museums

Author: Graeme Were,Jonathan C. H. King

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857453637

Category: Art

Page: 238

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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.
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Birth Control in the Decolonizing Caribbean

Reproductive Politics and Practice on Four Islands, 1930–1970

Author: Nicole C. Bourbonnais

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107118654

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book is a comprehensive history of reproductive politics and practice in the twentieth-century Anglophone Caribbean.
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The Book of Matchbox Labels

Author: Roger Fennings

Publisher: New Cavendish Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 178

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

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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.
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So, Where'd You Go to High School? Vol. 2

The Baby Boomer Years: 1950s-1960s

Author: Dan Dillon

Publisher: Virginia Publishing

ISBN: 9781891442339

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: 260

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Author Dan Dillon presents an entertaining look back at the high school careers of St. Louis' Baby Boomers. Vol. 2 of "So, Where'd You Go to High School?" covers the 1950s through the 1980s and features lots of trivia, fun facts, local celebrities, and hundreds of photos.
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The Baseball Scrapbook

Author: Peter C. Bjarkman

Publisher: JG Press

ISBN: 9781572153790

Category: Baseball

Page: 256

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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.
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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

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