Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom (Paperback)
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Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 21/08/2014
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An insightful chronicle tracing the roots of the surf boom and its connection to the Beat Generation and 1960s pop culture. Featuring examinations of original beachcomber personalities like the Waikiki Beachboys to the rise of Venice Beach as a creative centre for music, art and film, this text illustrates why surf culture is a vital art movement of the 20th century. Key figures, both obscure and popular, as well as the full spectrum of the pop culture world, are discussed, from beach' movies to the Trashwomen and the Beach Boys.'

Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 9781595800800
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 279 x 216 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The visuals are superb. Record sleeves, vintage paperbacks and kooky ephemera like printed instructions for the Surfer's Stomp dance liven up the pages . . . a nostalgic treasure-trove."
--Variety

"Even if you've never hung ten, you'll practically feel the surf and sand while leafing through the colorful pages of surf-inspired graphics, record covers, fashion, film posters and more."
--New York Post

"An ambitious survey of the surf aesthetic's influence on American culture, from Moondoggie, the Gidge, and Pet Sounds to burlesque and the Mollusk crew's new wave return to surf's boho design roots."
--Austin Chronicle

"It's all here: Dick Dale, Mickey Dora, Michael Dormer, Bruce Brown and, of course, surf movies/music/art/clothing and on and on. The essays are well-done and informative, but the real joy is the endless summer of art, photos and illustrations."
--San Diego Union Tribune

"A seductive reminder of how cool surf culture was, the kind of book one could spend hours with, poring over the words and images."
--Orange County Register

"Both coffee table book and textbook, with a stunning collection of rare relics and photographs. Sixties pop obsessives will be rewarded with more than enough connections and recommendations to make the book pay for itself . . . With plenty of history and eye candy, Pop Surf Culture wins."
--Boston's Weekly Dig

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