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1960s Fashion & Textiles Reading List

The following books are available for reference only from the National Art Library on the first floor of the V&A.


R. Barnes, Mods!, London, 1979

C. Beaton, Fashion: An anthology by Cecil Beaton, London, 1971

R. Bennett-England, Dress Optional: The Revolution in Menswear, London, 1967

P. Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent, London, 1997

M. Bultitude (ed), Get Dressed: A Useful Guide to London's Boutiques, London, 1966

E. Carter (ed), Mary Quant's London, London, 1979

F.A. Chenoune, History of Men's Fashion, Paris, 1993

A. De la Haye and C. Dingwall(eds), Surfers, Soulies, Skinheads and Skaters: Subcultural Style From the Forties to the Nineties, London, 1996

A. De la Haye (ed), The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997, London, 1997

R. Ettinger, Psychedelic Chic: Artistic Fashions of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s, Philadelphia, 1999

B. Hulanicki, From A to Biba, London, 1984

J. Lobenthal, Radical Rags: Fashions of the Sixties, New York, 1990

R. Lynam(ed), Paris Fashion (Chapter 9: A Space Age Fashion), London, 1977

V. Mendes, Pierre Cardin: Past, Present, Future, London, 1990

V. Mendes and A. De la Haye, 20th Century Fashion, London, 1999

L. Miller, Cristobal Balenciaga, London, 1993

T. Polhemus, Streetstyle: From Sidewalk to Catwalk, London, 1994

M. Quant, Quant by Quant, London, 1966

Z. Rhodes and A. Knight, The Art of Zandra Rhodes, London, 1984

N. Rothstein (ed), Four Hundred Years of Fashion, London, 1984

T. Salter, Carnaby Street, Surrey, 1970

D. Vreeland and Y. Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent, New York, 1983

R. Walker, The Savile Row Story: An illustrated History, London, 1988

J. Watt, Ossie Clark 1965-74, London, 2003

C. Wilcox and V. Mendes, Modern Fashion in Detail, London, 199

Textiles and Decorative Art

N. Dyrenforth, The Technique of Batik, London, 1988

C. and P. Fiell(eds), 60s Decorative Art, London, 2000

C. Greenberg, Op to Pop: Furniture of the 1960s, London, 1999

N. Ikoku, The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: British Textile Design 1940 to the Present, London, 1999

L. Jackson, The Sixties: Decade of Design revolution, London, 1998

L. Jackson, 20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers, London, 2002

V. Mendes and F. Hinchcliffe, Ascher: Fabric, Art, Fashion, London, 1987

P. Suhonen and J. Pallasmaa (eds), Marimekko, Helsinki, 1983

Photography and Modelling

D. Bailey, Goodbye Baby and Amen: A Saraband for the Sixties, New York, 1969

D. Bailey, Box of Pin-Ups, London, 1965

P. Devlin, Vogue Book of Fashion Photography, New York, 1979

V. Mendes, John French Fashion Photographer, London, 1984

J. Shrimpton, My Own Story: The Truth About Modelling, New York, 1964

Twiggy, Twiggy: An Autobiography, Suffolk, 1975

Lifestyle and Society

N. Cawthorne, Sixties Source Book, London, 1989

N. Cohn, Ball the Wall: Nik Cohn in the Age of Rock, London, 1989

J. Harris, S. Hyde and G. Smith, 1966 and All That: Design and the Consumer in Britain, 1960-1969, London, 1986

D. Hebdige, Hiding in the Light, London, 1988

D. Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style, London, 1979

C. MacInnes, Absolute Beginners, London, 1959

Malcolm X and A. Haley, Autobiography of Malcolm X, London, 1965

M. McLuhan, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, New York, 1964

F. Wheen, The Sixties: A Fresh Look at the Decade of Change, London, 1982

T. Wolfe, The Pump House Gang, New York, 1968

T. Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, New York, 1968

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