Forgotten Fifties : America's Decade from the Archives of LOOK Magazine


From the pages of Look, the magazine that defined the fifties, comes a photographic portrayal of the dynamic era that sparked a transformation in America’s political and cultural identity. From the Red Scare incited by Joseph McCarthy to the election of John F. Kennedy as president in 1960, the 1950s heralded some of the most striking and clashing aspects of twentieth-century America: the Korean War and I Love Lucy; the Bunny Hop and Brown v. Board of Education; bikinis and UFOs; Disneyland and the polio vaccine; Elvis and Allen Ginsberg; the Invisible Man and Roman Holiday; Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy. The evocative images in this volume—many never before published—chart a contradictory read more

Love this? Share it around!

ISBN:

9780847843732

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

240

Dimensions:

23cm x 24cm

RRP:

$75.00

Category:

Fiction , Non-Fiction , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Rizzoli International

Published:

01 August 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Conaway