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Summer of love : art, fashion, and rock and roll / Jill D'Alessandro and Colleen Terry with Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin and Ben van Meter.

D'Alessandro, Jill, (author.). Terry, Colleen M., (author.). Binder, Victoria, (author.). McNally, Dennis, (author.). Selvin, Joel, (author.). Van Meter, Ben, (author.). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, (host institution,, publisher.). M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, (host institution.).

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  • ISBN: 9780520294820
  • ISBN: 0520294823
  • Physical Description: 344 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ; [2017]

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General Note:
"Published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press on the occasion of the exhibition The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll at the de Young, San Francisco, April 8 through August 20, 2017"--Colophon.
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Foreword -- Map -- Essays. Not past at all : the legacy of San Francisco's Summer of Love / Dennis McNally ; Selling San Francisco's sound : artistry in 1960s rock posters / Colleen Terry ; Stitching a new paradigm : dress codes of the counterculture / Jill D'Alessandro ; If you're going to San Francisco : rock music in the Summer of Love / Joel Selvin -- Catalogue / Jill D'Alessandro and Colleen Terry. (Sittin' on) the dock of the bay ; A trip without a ticket ; The gathering of the tribes ; Love and Haight ; The poster shop ; Feed your head ; The music never stopped ; What are we fighting for? -- And more. San Francisco psychedelic rock posters : the art of photo-offset lithography / Victoria Binder ; The sixties in San Francisco : not just sex, drugs, and rock and roll / Ben van Meter -- Timeline.
Summary, etc.:
Featuring a wide array of iconic rock posters, period photographs, music memorabilia and light shows, "out-of-this-world" clothing, and avant-garde films, this catalogue celebrates San Francisco's rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love. This book explores, through essays and a succession of thematic plates, the visual and material cultures of a generation searching for personal fulfillment and social change. Presenting key cultural artifacts of the time, Summer of Love introduces and explores the events and experiences that today define this dynamic era. With essays by Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, and Joel Selvin.
Subject: M.H. de Young Memorial Museum > Exhibitions.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Rock music > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Counterculture > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Hippies > California > San Francisco > History > 20th century > Exhibitions.
Arts > California > San Francisco > Exhibitions.
Summer > California > San Francisco > Exhibitions.
Nineteen sixty-seven, A.D. > Exhibitions.
Popular culture > United States > History > 20th century > Exhibitions.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Civilization > Exhibitions.
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.

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