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The Mad, Mod World of 1960s Design

Posted on September 25th, 2014

               If you like vintage art and fashion, you’ll  AF12                 this book display in the Marvin Foyer.

From Andy Warhol to the Kennedys, these books really


Pop!:  Design, Culture, Fashion, 1956 – 1976
NK1390 .R39 2012x



The entire decade was known for being revolutionary, but this was especially true of 1963.

1963 the year of the revolution

1963, the Year of the Revolution:  How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and

CB427 .A16 2013x




And the art and fashion scenes were prime examples.  Commercial artist Andy Warhol made history when he took his art in a new direction and began painting multiples of common objects like soup cans.


Andy Warhol:  the Early Sixties:
Paintings and Drawings, 1961-1964
N6537 .W28 A4 2010x




Eccentric objects — like the pair of legs below — became a whole new art form.


 Eccentric Objects:
Rethinking sculpture
in 1960s America

NB212 .A67 2012




Everyday objects, too, were often a sight to behold.  Now they make a great collection . . .


Miller’s collecting the 1960s
NK1125 .M34785 1999x





. . . as do the ordinary, everyday fashions worn back then. 

Everyday Fashions
of the Sixties:
as Pictured
in Sears Catalogs
GT615 .E917 1999





The design revolution was nowhere more evident than in the world of fashion, where it seemed as though every piece of clothing was a work of art.  


Great Fashion Designs of the Sixties:  Paper Dolls in Full Color:  32 Haute Couture Costumes by Courrèges, Balmain, Saint-Laurent and Others
TT175 .T536 1991x




This is not to say that everyone wore “mod” clothing.  Our First Family set a more classic tone, and First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s tastefully iconic style was emulated by millions of American women.

John F. Kennedy
and His Family:
Paper Dolls in Full Color
E843 .T54 1990x






But, of course, rock stars danced to the beat of a different drummer, dressing in styles that were unique until the public began to emulate them.

Rock ‘n’ Pop Stars
of the Sixties:  Paper Dolls

ML3534 .T54 2001x





For more 1960s fashion and art resources, see below:

100 Ideas that Changed Fashion
TT507 .W669 2011x

A 1960s Childhood:  from Thunderbirds to Beatlemania
DA589.4 .F443 2010

1960s Fashion Print
TT852 .F64 2012x

Alexander Calder and Contemporary Art:  Form, Balance, Joy
NB237 .C28 W37 2010

American Family of the 1960s:  Paper Dolls
GT615 .T53 1994x

Art and Appetite:  American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine
ND1460 .F64 A66 2013

Close Reading:  Chuck Close and the Art of the Self-Portrait
N6537 .C54 F75 2005

A Conspiracy of Images:  Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and the Art of the Cold War
N6490 .C87 2013

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs:  Mid 1960s
TT555 .S553 1997

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs:  Late 1960s
TT555 . S633 1998

Fashions of a Decade:  the 1960s
391.009 .F26260

Fifty Years of Fashion:  New Look to Now
GT615 .S74 1997

First Pop Age:  Painting and Subjectivity in the Art of Hamilton, Lichtenstein, Warhol, Richter, and Ruscha
ND196 .P64 F67 2012

Glamorous Movie Stars of the Sixties:  Paper Dolls
PN1998 .A2 T542 1999x

Hippie Chic
GT596 .W48 2013x

Imagining America:  Icons of 20th-Century American Art
N6512 .C347 2005

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:  Paper Dolls
CT275 .O552 T56 1999x

John Van Hamersveld:   Coolhouse Studio
NC999.4 .V36 A4 2013x

Now Dig This!  Art & Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980
N6538 .N5 J666 2011

Pop Impressions:  Europe/USA:  Prints and Multiples from the Museum of Modern Art
N6494 .P6 W45 1999x

Postmodern Art:  from the Post-war to Today
N6490 .P56613 2008x

Power to the People:  the Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-culture, 1964-1974
Z1033 .U58 P69 2013

Radical Prototypes:  Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings
NX512 .K37 R63 2011

Roy Lichtenstein:  a Retrospective
N6537 .L5 A4 2012

Sixties Fashion:  from Less is More to Youthquake
GT596 .W354 2013x

Witness:  Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties
N8217 .C36 C37 2014x


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