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e-Book Checkered Past: A Visual Diary Of The 60's And 70's download

by Peter Schlesinger

ISBN: 0865652295
ISBN13: 978-0865652293
Language: English
Publisher: Vendome Press; First edition (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 128
Category: Photography and Video
Subategory: Photography

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In 1968, Peter Schlesinger, wide-eyed and 20 years old, arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art. He was introduced by Hockney to a bohemian set of artists, actors, musicians, photographers, dancers, designers, and society figures scattered around Notting Hill.

Checkered Past: A Visual. has been added to your Cart. Once thought to be merely another photomontage of the 60s and 70s, Hockney's current exhibition throws new light and importance to Peter Schlesinger's book and his artistic career. It is well worth the price.

In 1968, Peter Schlesinger, wide-eyed and 20 years old, arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art.

Michael Bracewell is captivated by A Chequered Past, Peter Schlesinger's pictorial history of 70s style icons. Vitally, these were photographers for whom a specific aesthetic derived from harsh, monochromatic realism - "gritty", in fact, was an adjective coined in the mid-60s to sum up their style. They drew on a clarity of vision which, Brandt-like, preferred its subjects in confrontational slabs of black and white, with clean, sharp lines.

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Featuring 180 of the most artful and revealing images, Checkered Past guides us with a wry eye through the artists' studios, fashion shows, grand country houses, and gay discos that made London such a magnet during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Paloma Picasso, Twiggy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Amanda Lear, Yves St. Laurent, Rudolf Nureyev, and many others - all photographed by Schlesinger and presented here with extended witty and gossipy captions, recounting. their foibles and outrageous behavior.

Book DescriptionIn 1968, Peter Schlesinger, wide-eyed and 20 years old, arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art. He was introduced by Hockney to a bohemian set of artists,actors, musicians, photographers, dancers, designers, and society figures scattered around Notting Hill. Through the next decade, Schlesinger would photograph these friends and acquaintances in everyday situations, both at home in London and during numerous trips to continental Europe; many of the resulting images became the.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Checkered Past: A Visual Diary Of The 60's. Publisher: Vendome Press. Publication Date: 2003. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Paloma Picasso, Twiggy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Amanda Lear, Yves St.

Peter Schlesinger was an 18-year-old student at UCLA when he met the then 28-year-old artist David Hockney, who was teaching a summer class at theĀ . A Chequered Past: My Visual Diary of the '60s and '70s".

Peter Schlesinger was an 18-year-old student at UCLA when he met the then 28-year-old artist David Hockney, who was teaching a summer class at the university.

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Peter Schlesinger's first-hand account of his life in London in the late 60s and 70s with David Hockney and his eclectic, fascinating circle of friends - W.H.Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Paloma Picasso, Twiggy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Amanda Lear, Yves St. Laurent, Rudolf Nureyev, and many others - all photographed by Schlesinger and presented here with extended witty and gossipy captions, recounting their foibles and outrageous behavior.
Comments:
furious ox
Terrible photography, half the pics out of focus. Not very interesting cometary, About as exciting as reading an old People Magazine.

Mavegelv
Nothing of nothing, but still a pleasant afternoon of looking.

greatest
I ordered this thinking it was a fun coffee table book about fashion from the 60s and 70s, as the cover would have you believe. The photos were boring & mostly of unrecognizable people. Plus, it contained a full frontal male nude shot, which made it too X-rated for me to leave out on the coffee table. I can't have my mother looking at this book! Thumbs down.

Pettalo
This is a book that captures time and place very interestingly. It's a real shame that so many of the photographs are so tiny. I needed a magnifying glass. Also that several of them are really terrible. Blurred, watery snapshots.

It's not a generous book. Too thin. I feel there is more to see and hear about. A good meal, but such small portions.

P.S. was an unevenly talented photographer, but he was in some very interesting places and social situations in England & The Continent in the 70s. He writes beautifully. He's very sparing with his words and descriptions. The expression 'Tells it like it is' springs to mind.

The best photos are sometimes quite tremendous, but a better editor would have presented them better and excluded the rubbish pics. They're embarrassing, actually.

But I'm glad to have this book. In spite of its problems, I like it a lot. It's a timetripper, really and a time and place that I knew personally, so that added to my pleasure. It definitely captures the Art World in the post-Swinging London, pre-AIDS era very well.

I would also like to see a follow on of P.S's life in New York after his move there in 1978.

Armin
While looking through this book, I found myself wondering what it must have been like to be a young man from San Fernando Valley transported to the exclusive artsy world of '60s/'70s London. Schleisinger must have been a mature 20-year old to move in the circles of the eccentric and rich of the time. Many of his subjects were older, more experienced and much more famous than he, but his photos portray thier level of comfort with him. It's interesting to see so many photos of the young, beautiful Paloma Picasso and the different looks of Manolo Blahnik over the years. David Hockney is such a striking looking person, that it was fun to see him in all sorts of situations...and that wardrobe! You may be surprised at the odd collection of rich and famous that pop up throughout this book. The photos capture them in a gorgeous, relaxed way that is pleasantly somewhere in between the snapshot and the photo session. Compelling work.

Adoraris
Fascinating collection of photographs that are distinct of the time. It helps if you know the people photographed such as models, designers, writers, fashion editors, etc. Alone the photos are just as telling as anyone's private photo album. However as a photography book alone each photo means something different to another. Each tells a different story apropos of the period which makes this book so valuable.

Composed mainly of portraits of people he met and knew through his relationship with David Hockney. All mostly in color. Minimal descriptive captions just stating who is in the photo and the year. It would have been interesting to have included some recent closing photographs to see how the work has evolved or close the book with a photo that was staged to parallel the first one. Such as a recent portrait of himself.

Overall this is a great collection of photos that celebrates life and youth.It encapsulates a great time period into a small book that can never recaptured.

Oparae
I must say this book was disappointing. Although there are some nice photos I find a lot of the book is filled with poor photos of celebrities that could be surpassed in quality by the paparazzi. Poor editing hurt the content, the poorer photos should have been left out and the better ones enlarged. More photos of David Hockney and his friends and more information about the author's relationship with Hockney would have made the book more valuable. If someone one is looking for an insight into David Hockney and the author's relationship they will find very little material. Unfortunately it appears that being around great artists and beautiful people doesn't necessarily make a good book. Like the movie, A Bigger Splash, this book is a rejection of the artistic and creative ideas that Hockney espoused.

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