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Covering one of the most unforgettable moments in modern historyand including striking images of twentieth-century icons such as Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsburg, Grace Slick, and moreThe Haight is an indispensable gallery of legendary photographer Jim Marshalls iconic Sixties-era San Francisco photography.
The counter-culture movement of the 1960sand the wellspring of creativity it fosteredis one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. The footprint of that movement reverberates strongly today in music, fashion, literature, and social issues, to name a few. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, Californias Haight-Ashbury grew in the sixties from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenona concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself.
Legendary photographer Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did. Renowned for his powerful portraits of some of the greatest musicians of the era, Marshall covered Haight-Ashbury with the same unique eye that allowed him to amass a staggering archive of rock-and-roll photography and Grammy recognition for his lifes work. In this one-of-a-kind book, the full extent of Marshalls Haight-Ashbury work is stunningly displayed: live concerts, powerful candids, intimate sessions with icons of the day, street scenes, crash pads, alleyways, and the human be-in, all culminating in the definitive photographic record of a watershed moment in time.
Featuring hundreds of images of everyone from Bill Graham, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane to Donovan, The Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, and Timothy Leary, The Haight tells the complete and comprehensive story of the street, creative, cultural, and revolutionary aspects of the day. Written by bestselling San Francisco music journalist Joel Selvin, the story behind each and every one of these incomparable images is disclosed through an intimate and revealing narrative, lending the images a fascinating context and prospective.
Bold and beautifully crafted, The Haight captures the full scope and nuance of Marshalls San Francisco photography and offers fresh insight into the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury, and beyond.