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The 60s: Mods and Hippies

The 60s: Mods and Hippies

by Kitty Powe-Temperley

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Bold color photographs capture the fashion history of the sixties. This book provides an in-depth look at how style evolved during a decade that witnessed mods, hippies, miniskirts, space-age fashion, and social change. The author concludes with a time line highlighting world events, technology, famous people, and art and music that influenced the time. The photos are an intriguing reminder of bygone eras. Part of the "20th Century Fashion" series. 2000, Gareth Stevens Publishing, $15.95. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewer: D. Cannon SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
The miniskirt was a part of the fashion of the 1960s. As the decade progressed, women's hemlines got shorter and shorter. Man landed on the moon in 1969 and one fashion designer, Andr� Courr�ges, presented a space-age line of outfits that included goggles, helmets, boots and jumpsuits. Readers will get an overview of everything from the pillbox hat that Jackie Kennedy wore to the optical art of English artist Bridget Riley. This series, "20th Century Fashion," answers a need for materials on historical fashion for the middle school student. A two-page spread introduces the technology of this decade and its influence on manufacturing. Timelines, websites, recommended reading and an index and glossary make this an excellent addition to the middle school collection. 2000 (orig. 1999), Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 10 to 14, $21.27. Reviewer: Joyce Rice
School Library Journal
Gr 5 Up-A fast-paced romp through the fashions of the past 40 years, these books are full of bold, full-color photographs and texts that are more like extended captions. Fashion's influences on world events, entertainment, cultures, and technology are explored, as are the ways in which styles were influenced by these forces. The authors include the extremes as well as the changing wardrobes of everyday people. Mods and hippies dominate The 60s, with miniskirts, Eastern influences, and art as fashion included. Punks and glam rockers take over in The 70s, with disco, denim, and the emergence of Japanese designers. Power dressing, androgyny, sportswear, and grunge characterize The 80s and 90s, as well as retro looks and advancing technology producing new fibers such as Tencel and Gore-Tex. The books conclude with time lines that connect trends with world events, technology, famous people, and art and music. The "Fashions of a Decade" series (Facts On File) includes volumes on these decades, although the value of the `90s volume is limited due to its 1992 publication date. Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler's Vanity Rules: A History of American Fashion and Beauty (21st Century, 2000) is heavy on commentary and description and light on illustration, and better suited for research.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
Twentieth Century Fashion Series
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Product dimensions:
9.49(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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