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Linda McCartney's Sixties


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ISBN13: 9780821220566
ISBN10: 082122056x
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Now available in paperback, this bestselling personal album captures rock legends at work and at play in a photographer's magical mystery tour of that flower-bright, disorderly, uncompromising era. 221 duotone and 32 color photographs.


"Thrilling, sweetly intimate pictures of...friends and heroes from that flowerbright, disorderly, uncompromising era." New York Times Book Review


"A devotee of natural light and the spontaneous moment, the sum of McCartney's photographs...reflect a relaxed and unforced quality." Library Journal

About the Author

inda McCarney was born in New York and brought up in Scarsdale. She studied the history of art and went on to become a highly respected international photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world, and her book Sixties: Portrait of an Era is a global bestseller.

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JE, July 2, 2012 (view all comments by JE)
Linda’s book show-cased her portraiture, using the telephoto lens and fast black and white film. It would be of great interest to any budding photographer, in using fairly simple techniques to good effect.
Included were atmospheric colour stage shots of Jim Morrison, capturing the excitement of his performances. Part of the difficulty with this type of portraiture was in gaining the approval of such iconic artistic people. Photography equipment of the time was also very unforgiving of errors for the user, with no recourse for multiple digital shots. However, this style of traditional film based photography was simple and ultimately more rewarding.

Linda covered less well-known bands of the period. Her impromptu portrait of members of ‘The Young Rascals’ was particularly good in displaying the unguarded camaraderie of the male stars. This was an unusual theme that added an extra dimension, often less evident in the ‘authorised’ images of macho bands. The feminised zeitgeist of the flower power era and its softening effect on images of masculinity, were subtly demonstrated by the woman artist.

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JoanneChemin, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by JoanneChemin)
Linda McCartney's photographs were, above all, very's subject's essence bared for whomever to see. Yes, we know she was married to Paul McCartney, had four children, loved Scotland and it's wide open landscape, loved horses, played in 'Wings', wrote three best-selling 'veggie' cookbooks as well as having her own line of frozen dinners, blah, blah, blah but it's always a treat to look at her photos. She had an eerily discerning instinct with all her subjects whether it was a flower, a child, or Jimi Hendrix or Paul..or John and Yoko. She is sadly ignored by 'critics' but luckily as God would have it, her photos will always be around for anyone at any age to "see". Great volume...a treaure to own.
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john elliott england, September 15, 2009 (view all comments by john elliott england)
I purchased 'Linda McCartney's Sixties - Portrait of an Era' and had mixed feelings about her photography. The subject matter was undoubtedly exciting and a sure fire winner: but that was the trouble. I felt that the success of her photography went back to the subject matter, and the various famous people of the sixties. I was left feeling that the technical aspects were rather basic: mainly standard portrait shots on a telephoto lens and fast black and white film. Other important photographic techniques were absent: complex composition, contre-jour lighting, or 'decisive moment' shots with a photo journal feel. These hallmarks are to be found with photographers like 'Yumiko Kiyomiya' the Japanese who produced a book called 'Swingers and Squares' in London in 1960's.
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Product Details

Portrait of an Era
McCartney, Linda
McCartney, Paul
Bailey, David
Bulfinch Press
Boston :
Individual Photographer
Popular Culture
Rock music
Rock musicians
Rock music -- 1961-1970 -- Pictorial works.
Genres & Styles - Rock
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
North American
Linda McCartney's Sixties
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
September 1993
9.86x11.22x.74 in. 2.89 lbs.

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