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Baby boomers

“Baby boomers are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation. There are no precise dates for when this cohort starts or ends; demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1940s and ending birth years ranging … Continue reading

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The Society of the Spectacle – Guy Debord (1967)

“The Society of the Spectacle (French: La société du spectacle) is a 1967 work of philosophy and Marxist critical theory by Guy Debord, in which the author develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. The book is considered an … Continue reading

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What I Saw on the Way to the Revolution

People gathered for a concert in Tompkins Square Park in 1967. “In June 1967, in the freewheeling spirit of the times, I dropped out of Antioch College, in Ohio, and hitchhiked to New York. I was 19, mildly though not … Continue reading

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Judson Dance Theater

Performance of Yvonne Rainer’s The Mind is a Muscle: Trio A, Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village, New York, 1966 “Judson Dance Theater was a collective of dancers, composers, and visual artists who performed at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich … Continue reading

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Avant Garde

“Avant Garde was a magazine notable for graphic and logogram design by Herb Lubalin. The magazine had 14 issues and was published from January 1968 to July 1971. The magazine was based in New York City. The editor was Ralph … Continue reading

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Theodore Roszak – The Making of a Counter Culture (1969)

“When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels—and their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of … Continue reading

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How to Make a Happening – Allan Kaprow (1966)

“… Simple in construction, yet profound in context, How to Make a Happening is Allan Kaprow delivering 11 rules on how, and how not, to make a Happening, an movement begun by Kaprow in the late fifties that is known … Continue reading

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