Summer of love : art, fashion, and rock and roll

D'Alessandro, Jill, author

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  • Creator Jill D'Alessandro and Colleen Terry with Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin and Ben van Meter
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco ; Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
  • Physical Details
    • 344 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color), color map ; 31 cm
  • ISBNs 9780520294820, 0520294823
  • OCLC ocn962552781


  • Featuring a wide array of iconic rock posters, period photographs, music memorabilia and light shows, "out-of-this-world" clothing, and avant-garde films, this catalogue celebrates San Francisco's rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love. This book explores, through essays and a succession of thematic plates, the visual and material cultures of a generation searching for personal fulfillment and social change. Presenting key cultural artifacts of the time, Summer of Love introduces and explores the events and experiences that today define this dynamic era. With essays by Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, and Joel Selvin. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. 00Exhibition: De Young, San Francisco, USA (15.04-15.08.2017).


  • "Published by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press on the occasion of the exhibition Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll at the de Young, San Francisco, April 8-August 20, 2017."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Foreword -- Map -- Essays. Not past at all : the legacy of San Francisco's Summer of Love / Dennis McNally ; Selling San Francisco's sound : artistry in 1960s rock posters / Colleen Terry ; Stitching a new paradigm : dress codes of the counterculture / Jill D'Alessandro ; If you're going to San Francisco's : rock music in the Summer of Love / Joel Selvin -- Catalogue / Jill D'Alessandro and Colleen Terry. (Sittin' on) the dock of the bay ; A trip without a ticket ; The gathering of the tribes ; Love and Haight ; The poster shop ; Feed your head ; The music never stopped ; What are we fighting for? -- And more. San Francisco psychedelic posters : the art of photo-offset lithography / Victoria Binder ; The sixties in San Francisco : not just sex, drugs and rock and roll / Ben van Meter -- Timeline
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