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Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters. Subcultural Style from the Forties tot the Nineties. AS NEW.

Haye, Amy De La & Cathie Dingwall.

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ISBN 10: 0879516895 / ISBN 13: 9780879516895
Published by New York, The Overlook Press, 1996, 1996
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New York, The Overlook Press, 1996. Paper-covered boards (hardcover) with photo-pictorial dustjacket, 31 x 21 cms., (160) pp. throughout illustrated in color (nearly 200 photos!) by Daniel McGrath. On street style from Beatnik to Hippie to (Cyber)punk and its influence on High Fashion. Bookseller Inventory # 22398

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Title: Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads & Skaters. ...

Publisher: New York, The Overlook Press, 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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As bold and vital as the styles that inspired it, Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads and Skaters goes back to the source, charting the circle of street style from the forties to the nineties, and featuring nearly 200 authentic outfits in striking photographs with amazing detail that includes shoes, jewelry and accessories. A fascinating dimension is added as the authors place examples of street fashion alongside the high fashion creations they have influenced, illustrating how these fashions "trickled up" to inspire top designers including Calvin Klein, Versace, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent. Accompanying the photographs are detailed descriptions and quotes from the wearers, giving their own highly individual views of their particular outfits. This is a flamboyant, one-of-a-kind survey of subcultural style that no one interested in fashion or design will want to miss.

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This colorful exhibition catalog was produced to accompany a controversial streetstyle exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1994 and was written by that museum's curators of textiles and dress. The exhibit and this book attempt to codify British subcultural dress by dividing it into 50 categories spanning 50 years since World War II. Careful attention is given to the provenance of each garment and to overall look. Readers will be interested to see how styles that mainstream designers have adapted originated as statements of youthful rebellion. Unfortunately, the details are sometimes lost in the often small or dimly lit photographs, and British terminology may be confusing. Still, the text and captions are well written and amply detailed, and the book can be recommended as a fine example of creative design: layouts and type fonts were selected to typify and evoke each subculture. Overall, as a document of costume history and popular culture, this title belongs in every serious decorative arts collection.?Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
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