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Vintage 80s By Johnny Stiletto

Vintage 80s by Johnny Stiletto

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Summary

160 unique street photographs of London when it was the style, musical, political and fashion capital of the world.

Vintage 80s Summary

Vintage 80s by Johnny Stiletto

'No other city has the variety of hairstyles male and female that parade the streets of London. The bouffant, the duck arse, the white wings of power swept over the ears, the coxcomb punk, the flat top, the social outrider's bowl cut. They're all there to make a place. In respect of the hair of the 80s, the rest of the world was dead from the neck up.' Buy a 35mm camera at the beginning of 1980 and spend the next 10 years walking around London taking half a roll of black and white a day and photograph whatever happens in front of you. You get Mick Jagger, New Romantics, ra-ra skirts, Boy George, Sloane Rangers. The beginning of Covent Garden, yuppies, the IRA bombings, the Iranian Embassy siege. Hundreds of headlines - John Lennon Shot Dead, Royal Romance: Andrew To Wed. Margaret Thatcher's London, fashions that came and went. Here are 160 unique street photographs of London when it was the style, musical, political and fashion capital of the world.

Vintage 80s Reviews

Johnny Stiletto has a wonderful body of candid street photography work, much of it shot in London during the 1980s. Some iconic moments are captured here; flickering glimpses from a turbulent time in our history. Eclectica The kind of photography book you can have on your lap, in bed or even in the bath, if you were so cavalier. There is something pleasantly intimate about the experience of possessing these images. Let Them Eat Cake An intriguing look at an often derided decade. Amateur Photographer A metropolitan rake's progress through the palpitating heart of a city around which a whole country, and culture, pivoted... This is a little gem of a photo book. Snap it up. Guardian

About Johnny Stiletto

Johnny Stiletto. Well known for his intimate, socially revealing black and white street shots. A collection of his photographs is in the Tate Gallery, London. His TV work includes documentaries and commercials. Stiletto's photograph of Francis Bacon on the London Underground was reputedly Bacon's favourite photograph of himself.

Table of Contents

1. LONDON ZOO 2. DICK WHITTINGTON CITY 3. DELICIOUS HOT, REVOLTING COLD 4. CITY FOR SALE 5. MESSENGERS OF DOOM 6. LONDON SPARROWS 7. LONDON AT WAR 8. CHARIOTS OF FIRE 9. LADY DI MARRIES ADAM ANT 10. LONDON UNDERGROUND 11. I'M FREDDIE, FRY ME 12. WALLS HAVE FACES 13. SAATCHI TOWN 14. PRISONERS OF DESIGN

Additional information

GOR004972041
9780711232518
0711232512
Vintage 80s by Johnny Stiletto
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2011-09-15
176
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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