The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury grew from a small neighborhood to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself.
Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did. Renowned for his portraits of some of the greatest musicians of the era, Marshall covered Haight-Ashbury with the same unique eye that allowed him to amass a staggering archive of music photography and Grammy recognition for his work. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshall’s Haight-Ashbury photography is stunningly displayed. Written by bestselling music journalist Joel Selvin, the story behind each of these incomparable images is disclosed through a revealing narrative, lending the images a fascinating context and prospective.
Bold and beautifully crafted, The Haight offers fresh insight into the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and beyond.
This gorgeous collection of photographs (most of them black and white), by one of the pioneers of rock photography, documents the epicenter of the countercultural revolution: San Francisco's Haight District in the mid to late 1960s. Images of protesters and everyday residents of the Haight mingle with candid shots of cultural icons such as Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan conversing in the alley behind the City Lights bookstore, or the Grateful Dead performing at Trips Festival. The photos are, for the most part, arranged in chronological order, enabling readers to witness the optimism that was embodied by the rise of the hippie movement, as well as its grim decline. Selvin (Summer of Love), an author and longtime pop music reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, accompanies Marshall's remarkable photographs with a narrative that provides even greater insight into the era. This is a truly remarkable effort sure to resonate among culture hounds and music fans alike.
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Pictures are great, but the text is unreadable on a Mac.
This is more a review of format than content.I know, it’s a photo book. I understand that the publishers don’t want to include high res photos in order to protect copyrights, but at this resolution the text is completely unreadable in normal book format. I’ll have to try it on an iPad to see if the text is legible in that format.