1. V&A Shop
  2. Books
  3. Shop all books
  4. You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 (hardcover)

You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 (hardcover)

£40

Out of Stock

The late 1960s were a period of great turbulence and rapid social and political change. You Say You Want a Revolution? examines that moment when youth culture drove an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. It shows how many of the issues that dominate contemporary discourse - environmentalism, globalization, individualism or mass-communication - have roots that can be traced back to the 1960s.

1960s design culture culminated in an orgy of colour and form: a sensorial overload of Barbarella-style inflatables, plush Verner Panton playrooms and high-tech 2001: Space Odyssey furniture systems. Here, essays on music, politics, the counter-culture, social living, mind-altering experiences, festivals and more chart revolutions across media and culture, illustrated throughout with some of the most iconic images of the time - including the records that provided both the soundtrack and the key means of identification.

The idealism of the period informed such disparate phenomena as the high-tech innovations of Silicon Valley and the environmental movement. Half a century later, we can reassess the genesis of these movements and explore whether the revolutions they started can be considered complete, ongoing or interrupted.

Published to accompany the V&A's major autumn exhibition, You Say You Want a Revolution: Records & Rebels 1966-70, 10 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

Pages

304

Dimensions

24.13cm x 3.18cm x 31.75cm

ISBN

9781851778911

Product code

146105

DELIVERY
  • UK standard delivery £5
    (FREE on orders £35 and over*)
    (3 –6 working days)
  • Europe standard delivery £20
  • Rest of the world standard delivery £30
RETURNS

If you are not completely satisfied with your item you may return it within 28 days for a full refund.

Find out more

About the authors

Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh

Victoria Broackes is senior curator in the department of Theatre & Performance, and Head of the London Design Festival at the V&A. She has produced several major V&A exhibitions relating to music, culture and design, including David Bowie is, The Story of the Supremes and The House of Annie Lennox. Geoffrey Marsh is the director of V&A’s department of Theatre & Performance and co-curator of David Bowie is. Past exhibitions include The Story of the Supremes and Diaghilev. Previously he ran the London office of AEA Consulting, was Director of Development at the Imperial War Museum and has often worked as consultant for the planning of cultural developments including projects in Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Iraq.