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Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s

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11 Aug 2010
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The 1960s was an optimistic era of unprecedented change, and its heady
zeitgeist was captured in the amazing range of artwork that adorned the
magazines of the time.

Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s is a colossal survey of magazine
artwork from the Swinging Sixties. It not only provides revelatory
insight into the extraordinary artistic talents of the illustrators
featured--such as Austin Briggs, Lynn Buckham, Antonio Lopez and Coby
Whitmore--but also tellingly elucidates the social aspirations of this
era of political optimism and sexual freedom.

Featuring over 1,000 inventive and stylistically diverse illustrations, the book traces the decade's dizzyingly swift evolution from the homemaking ethos of romantic coupledom to the stylish liberation of mini-skirted Chelsea girls and the psychedelic palette that evolved towards the decade's close, conjuring a fabulous and euphoric pageant of 1960s pop culture from rediscovered artworks by the very best illustrators of the day.

An inspirational sourcebook for contemporary designers and fans of 1960s culture.

Book for sale on Amazon: Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s - Author: Rian Hughes - Fiell Publishing

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