A cutting edge series of books on cult cities London, Paris, New York and San Francisco, captures the key moments of the sixties through key images, accompanied by a succinct narrative by film critic George Perry. With the passing of the twentieth century into history, the 1960s can be confirmed as one of its most crucial decades, an era of unprecedented social and cultural revolution. Across the world, barriers collapsed, new freedoms were claimed and an explosion of creative energy electrified the arts, fashion, politics and general lifestyles, often with accompanying anguish. Certain world cities - London, Paris, New York and San Francisco - were, in their very different ways, at the vanguard of this global ferment. The series of books reveals the arts, fashions, passions, people and events in each of these cities during this extraordinary era, by means of candid, striking images by contemporary photographers. The selection has been made with the advantage of hindsight, and offers both insights and surprises. London in the Sixties includes the famous - Mick Jagger, Terence Stamp, Michael Caine - and the beautiful - Jean Shrimpton, Twiggy and Marianne Faithfull.
Seminal moments are captured of Swinging London to give a thrilling taste of how it was to live in this exciting decade.
The author: George Perry was film editor of The Sunday Times, film critic of the Illustrated London News and writer of many books, including Forever Ealing, Sunset Boulevard: From Movie to Musical and The Life or Python, the latter two for Pavilion.