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The Sixties by Robert Altman
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"Gorgeous photography from a fascinating time"
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Robert Altman is certainly worth his weight in photography gold. This book contains top-quality black and white photographs that really capture the variety of personalities and events during this period beautifully. Although there is no writing bar the introduction and photo descriptions, if you enjoy the visual aspects of this tumultuous decade, you'll find it easy to get lost within these great pictures.


Abbie Hoffman, Mick Jagger, Ken Kesey and Grace Slick are among the iconic 1960s figures immortalised in pictures and commentary by Altman, a legendary photographer from Rolling Stone magazine's early heyday. Juxtaposing tuned-in, turned-on and dropped-out Haight Ashbury hippies with immense history-making shots of concert and peace marches, The Sixties portrays the youth revolution in full swing.

Author Biography

Robert Altman's photographs have appeared on the covers and in issues of such publications as Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, People magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and SF Weekly. He studied photography under Ansel Adams and was soon after hired as a photojournalist for Rolling Stone, later becoming their staff photographer. Cameron Crowe used many of Altman's photographs in his film Almost Famous. Besides the U.S., Altman has exhibited globally in cities such as London and Paris. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian, the San Francisco Public Library, and the Library of Congress. Ben Fong-Torres is a rock journalist, author, and broadcaster. From almost the magazine's inception, Fong-Torres was a writer for and senior editor of Rolling Stone. His book with the Doors (The Doors by the Doors) was published by Hyperion in November 2006.
Release date NZ
September 20th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
175 Illustrations, unspecified
Santa Monica Press
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