TASCHEN AMERICA L.L.C.
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Sexual revolution, civil rights, Flower Power, miniskirt, women's liberation, The Pill, Black Panthers, hippies; all these words and phrases entered our language in the turbulent 1960s. While Playboy
's world dominance grew, with France, Germany, England, and Italy producing "men's lifestyle" titles, diversification spread in the U.S. The first big breast magazines debuted, with Fling
and The Swinger
; men's adventure titles-with nudes-provided nostalgia for mid-life veterans; humor magazines hung on-barely-while hippie nudist titles exploited a legal loophole allowing them to show pubic hair. Italy finally joined the party with sexy fumetto photo comics and a hero named Supersex. Latin America clung to the old burlesque format, mired in religious restriction and political unrest. France retained post-war favorite Folies de Paris et de Hollywood
for an older audience and launched elegant Playboy
for its sons. But no one topped Germany, where Ulrike Meinhof edited Konkret
in 1969, a magazine of sexual and political revolution, before forming Red Army Fraction with Andreas Baader to bomb, kidnap, and assassinate her way into domestic terror history. Volume 3 contains over 650 groovy covers and photos from Argentina, England, France, Germany, Italy, and The U.S., plus text.
In Shops: Feb 15, 2023
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