Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia Author Greg Castillo
ISBN-10 1935963090
ISBN-13 9781935963097
Year 2015-11-24
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Walker Art Center
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Hippie Modernism examines the art architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological ecological and political utopia It includes the counter design proposals of Victor Papanek and the anti design polemics of Global Tools the radical architectural visions of Archigram Superstudio Haus Rucker Co and ONYX the installations of Ken Isaacs Joan Hills Mark Boyle Hlio Oiticica and Neville D Almeida the experimental films of Jordan Belson Bruce Conner and John Whitney posters and prints by Emory Douglas Corita Kent and Victor Moscoso documentation of performances by the Diggers and the Cockettes publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller and much more While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known its cultural production remains comparatively under examined In this substantial volume scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti design movements emerging in Europe and North America the print revolution in the graphic design of books posters and magazines and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics Through a profusion of illustrations interviews with figures including Gerd Stern of USCO Ken Isaacs Gunther Zamp Kelp of Haus Rucker Co Ron Williams and Woody Rainey of ONYX Franco Raggi of Global Tools Tony Martin Clark Richert and Richard Kallweit of Drop City as well as new scholarly writings this book explores the conjunction of the countercultural ethos and the modernist desire to fuse art and life

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Hippie Modernism

Hippie Modernism Author Andrew Blauvelt
ISBN-10 1935963090
Release 2015-11-02
Pages 448


TechGnosis Author Erik Davis
ISBN-10 9781583949313
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 456