The utopian sixties inspired revolutionary and alternative ways to live, love, and entertain—and equally radical spaces to do it in. Stimulated by the psychedelic drug culture, rebel designers and architects distorted space to create womblike coves and isolation chambers, forging a spatial vocabulary that still reverberates today. At the same time, the tune-in-turn-on-drop-out message lured youths into far-flung communes, often under the roofs of brightly painted geodesic domes draped and tie-dyed fabric. Idealistic and anarchic enclaves with names like Drop City and Morning Star redefined the concept of community, inventing a wildly spontaneous way of building and dwelling. For the first time, these ephemeral spaces are brought together in Spaced Out. The many never-before-published photographs and an inventive text by acclaimed author Alastair Gordon show in detail the spirit and ideas of this radical period.
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Alastair Gordon is a critic, curator, and author of several books, including Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons, Beach Houses: Andrew Geller, and Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Structure. He writes regularly for The New York Times.Review:
"Alastair Gordon’s big, richly illustrated book vividly recalls a time when boundaries of art, architecture and life were dissolving in a trippy haze, and utopia seemed but a stone’s throw away. Geodesic domes, magic buses, hobbity houses in the woods, mind-bending sculptures and light shows: Mr. Gordon chronicles these and other manifestations of the Aquarian revolution in an engaging style and with a generous spirit." ~The New York Times
".....a dazzling romp through the built environment of the tripped-out hippie..."
~The New York Observer
"Through hundreds of groovy photos...Spaced Out shows how ambitiously experimental, hallucinogenically colorful, and at times laughably impractical the designs were–"
"Alastair Gordon's engrossing and intimately well researched book on the radical, experimental environments from this period, has something really serious to say, that the dazed and confused generation saw environmental Armageddon coming and tried to do something about it." ~Building Design Magazine
"With its wonderful images, Gordon's book could grace any coffee table but be just as comfortable on a shelf of late-20th-century architecture...buy it." ~The East Hampton Star
"An invaluable guide to what worked and what didn't."
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Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0847831051
Descrizione libro Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110847831051
Descrizione libro Rizzoli. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0847831051 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0539811