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Free press : underground & alternative publications 1965-1975 / Jean-François Bizot ; foreword by Barry Miles.

Title
Free press : underground & alternative publications 1965-1975 / Jean-François Bizot ; foreword by Barry Miles.
Author
Bizot, Jean-François
Publication
New York : Universe, 2006.

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Additional Authors
  • Miles, Barry, 1943-
  • Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection wid
Description
255 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.); 34 cm.
Summary
"This nostalgic tour-de-force celebrates the alternative newspapers that forever influenced culture, politics, and society. Taking the collective name from the wartime "underground press" of Europe's anti-Nazi resistance, the rebellious countercultural publications examined here were all members of the Underground Press Syndicate (later renamed the Alternative Press Syndicate), which was founded in 1967 so that member papers could freely share material. This utopian model perfectly suited the times. The work of soon to be famous writers and artists such as Hunter S. Thompson, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Ken Kesey, R. Crumb, and Art Spiegelman was soon widely available from coast to coast." "An outgrowth of the global youth movement, the underground press documented everything from politics and art to film and fashion -with a sizeable leavening of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. Among the featured publications are The Los Angeles Free Press (persecuted by the Nixon-era FBI for its antiwar views), The East Village Other (the first to adopt a psychedelic layout), Interview (founded by Andy Warhol and the first to feature homoerotic imagery), The Berkeley Barb (famous for one cover showing a young man with a chain around his mind), The San Francisco Oracle (which featured the writing of Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti), and Fifth Estate (which coined the phrase "all isms are was-isms")."--BOOK JACKET.
Uniform Title
Free press. English
Alternative Title
Free press.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Pictorial works
  • Bildband.
Note
  • A duplicate copy of this title was part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection, but was not retained.
  • Includes index.
  • Originally published in French in 2006 as Free press : la contre-culture vue par la presse underground, by Actuel.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
Foreword: Notes from the underground / Barry Miles -- We are the future! The free press is everywhere -- Freak out! First slogan of the free press -- Power to the people! The free press gets militant -- Down with male domination! The free press, the women's movement and gay liberation -- Black power! The free press fights for equal rights -- Protect the planet! The free press supports green politics -- Blank generation: the free press is hit by the glam explosion and winds up punk -- An enlightening history of the Underground Press Syndicate / Jean-François Bizot -- Further enlightenment: the stories behind the images -- Chronology of the underground years, 1965-75.
ISBN
  • 0789314967
  • 9780789314963
LCCN
^^2006299695
OCLC
  • 71753548
  • SCSB-12178057
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library