Conran / Quant: Swinging London – a Lifestyle Revolution
Author(s): Geoffrey Rayner & Richard Chamberlain
Year published: 2018
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 240
Illustrations: 180 colour illustrations
2 in stock
Pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. Narrates the history of an era through a meld of biography, fashion photography and vintage ads. Informative, attractive, stylish – the perfect gift for someone with an eye for fashion.
Transporting you back to London at the height of the Swinging Sixties, this book provides vital context for two of the biggest and boldest names in ‘Pop’ fashion: Mary Quant, alleged mother of the miniskirt, and Terence Conran, the entrepreneur behind the new wave of ‘lifestyle’ stores. Friends, associates and allies in design, Quant and Conran stood at the head of an informal but influential bohemian group who steered the rudder of style during the Pop era. ‘The Chelsea Set’ resist definition; there was no comprehensive members list.
Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution explores the contributions of designers and artists from Laura and Bernard Ashley to Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigel Henderson and Alexander Plunket Greene, all of whom were essential generators of Sixties Style.