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The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

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    Jim Marshall(Author) Joel Selvin(Author)

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"Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, California s Haight-Ashbury grew in the sixties from a small neighbourhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon. Legendary photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshall s Haight-Ashbury work is stunningly displayed live concerts, powerful candids, intimate sessions with icons of the day, street scenes, crash pads, alleyways, and the Human Be-in all culminating in the definitive photographic record of a watershed moment in time.Featuring hundreds of images of everyone from Bill Graham, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane to Donovan, the Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, and Timothy Leary, The Haight captures the full scope and nuance of Marshall s San Francisco photography and offers fresh insight into the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and beyond."

IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards - Art & Photography Silver MedalIndependent Publisher Book Award ("IPPY") - West-Pacific Regional Non-Fiction Gold MedalPubWest Design Award - Photography Book Bronze MedalGold Ink Awards - Book Jackets Gold AwardThis gorgeous oversized book documents the era through iconic imagesthe Beatles at Candlestick Park in '66, the Grateful Dead at a mobbed street fair in '68, Hendrix torching his guitar at Monterey Pop. Just as illuminating are verite shots of street life, hippies and straights rubbing wary shoulders as the Age of Aquarius, for a magic moment, dawned over them all. "Rolling Stone," named one of 10 Best Music Books of 2014Nobody covered the scene like Marshall...He was known globally for his music photographyover a 50-year career he created legendary images in the 100s, running in countless magazine features, more than 500 album covers, and more than a few books. Who else has won a Grammy for photography? That s right, no one... a bold, beautiful book. "Autoweek"A treasure trove of visual reporting on the brave new psychedelic world. Whether it s shots of Jerry Garcia and his intrepid crew playing for and blending with the Haight Street crowds, a be-robed Allen Ginsberg ecstatically waving to the masses at the Human Be-In, John Lennon and San Francisco Chronicle scribe Ralph J. Gleason backstage at Candlestick Park or soul brothers Brian Jones and Jimi Hendrix conferring at the Monterey Pop fairgrounds, Marshall had an uncanny knack for being at the center of the action without ever losing his perspective or his talent. It was a time when the world changed and then changed again, as it always has. But Jim Marshall never blinked. His aim was true. "SF Chronicle"The late Robin Williams famously said that if you remember the Sixties, you weren t really there. It s a good thing, then, that Marshall had his camera with him. The famed rock photographer, who died in 2010, was the premier chronicler of the 1960s and 1970s music scene, particularly in San Francisco. His work in the Haight-Ashbury district at that heady time is presented here in a fantastic oversize collection. Pictures of icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison are immediately recognizable, but photos of some of the forgotten places and faces of the period are superb as well. The images are almost all black and white and are reproduced beautifully. Several fold-out pages are dedicated to certain major artists Marshall captured, including Hendrix and Joplin as well as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and the Beatles (from their final concert in 1966). Selvin ("Here Comes the Night") adds brief but detailed essays throughout the work that complement the photographs very nicely. VERDICT Baby boomers and rock fans of all ages will be transported back in time in the pages of this book. "Library Journal"San Francisco wasn't the center of the rock universe when Jim Marshall moved there in 1964, but the photographer must have sensed something amazing was about to happen. Within a year of his arrival, bands like the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane and Big Brother and the Holding Company began gigging around townand Marshall was there to capture all of it on camera...astonishing treasure trove of unseen photos from the Haight-Ashbury days. "Rolling Stone" ..".showcases pictures Marshall took from about 1965 to 1968, when Haight-Ashbury went from a quietly run-down fringe area to the most famous neighborhood in America: Hippie Central.For Marshall, it was also home...Marshall got such access because he was a part of the scene. He didn't just take the Beatles' picture; he hung out with them.""CNN.com "Jim Marshall caught the spirit of the age in a camera eye. "Lawrence Ferlinghetti"...lots of live concerts and behind-the-scenes photos of young rockstars with careers on the rise. There are also portraits, protests, reportage: Marshall shot it all. That's what makes this book so great: the top-to-bottom, inside-out coverage of the entire scene. He gives us a real taste of what it was like to be in the midst of things. "Mother Jones"It was the Summer of Love. Vietnam War protests were in full swing, the Hippie movement had taken root, and the Beatles were America s soundtrack, and all of it was captured in its black, white and color glory by rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall. "ABC News"It shows everything that was going on, not just the music but the antiwar protests, the interracial marriages, the drug scene. "San Francisco CBS Local""

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  • By G. H. Cooper on 6 November 2014

    Jim Marshall was a well-known photographer who arrived in San Francisco in 1964 and effectively chronicled the astonishing cultural events that followed in 1965 and beyond. Although many of his photos have been seen before, there are some 100,000 images in his archives covering this period and many previously unseen photos appear here. With an informed and detailed text by Joel Selvin (author of the definitive "Summer of Love") , the result is a sumptuous treat.What makes this particularly good are the images of ordinary people swept up in this cultural explosion alongside the terrific photos of poets and musicians.If you, like me, have a lasting fondness for this time and place, this is a must-have.

  • By Wagnerman on 3 April 2015

    I am very impressed with this book. As I have had a lifelong interest in the San Francisco scene I had to buy a copy as soon as I saw it. The photographs will be familiar to many readers as they have appeared in various publications over the years. It is, however, great to have them all in one large volume. I have already spent many happy hours leafing through it.The photographs are set out in chronological order within four chapters:The Haight Begins.Sights and Sounds.The Perfect StormReverberation.Each chapter has sections on specific topics such as Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, Bob Dylan Comes to Town, The Trips Festival, Hells Angels and The Hippies, The Grateful Dead Come to the Haight etc, etc. Whilst the photographs are predominately black and white there are numerous colour photos. Some pages are given over to single photos whilst other pages contain several. There are also a few pull out sections.The text does not give us any new information but is great to read in conjunction with the pictures. All in all an excellent potted history of the San Francisco scene.During my trips to San Francisco I have tracked down many of the venues where events took place. The Longshoreman’s Hall, Avalon Ballroom, Fillmore, Matrix, 710 Ashbury etc etc not forgetting, of course, Haight Street. Reading through the volume bought back many wonderful memories of those trips and has given me an urge to go again. Although incredible value for money, the book may prove to be quite expensive!I can thoroughly recommend this book to those who have a detailed knowledge of the subject and also those who are simply just interested in finding out what the sixties San Francisco scene was about.

  • By norman killon on 26 January 2016

    i was in America in 1967 ,but on the east coast.However the spirit of what was happening on the west coast permeated my being.The book is a treasure trove of photographs featuring all the great acts and the area known as Haight Ashbury.Buy now to avoid dissapointment.

  • By Vicky on 5 July 2016

    The Haight arrived this morning. I have only flipped through it but spent over an hour doing so! What an amazing book. The photos are magical. This truly is a photographic account of social history in the making. Would highly recommend purchasing this wonderful book.

  • By H. Smith on 13 January 2017

    Pressie for dad and he loves it, amazing pictures :)

  • By Lars Strandberg on 5 May 2015

    This is a great book showing this period.Lars

  • By FSC on 8 January 2017

    Excellent book


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