Goodbye Baby & Amen. A Saraband for the Sixties

Goodbye Baby & Amen. A Saraband for the Sixties
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David Bailey & Peter Evans. Photographs by David Bailey.

New York. Coward-McCann. 1969. First American Edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 240 pages. Illustrated throughout with Bailey's black and white portrait photographs. 365 x 290mm (14 x 11"). 2.4kg. . English. Near fine; light shelf wear along edges and forecorners, with a couple of small nicks; not price-clipped, no inscriptions.

An excellent copy of David Bailey's cult book on the Swinging Sixties. Bailey's portraits of the great and the good of Young London and New York are supported by Peter Evans' distinctive, journalistic writings on the people and the times. The sitters include Brigitte Bardot, Cecil Beaton, Marisa Berenson, Jane Birkin, Michael Caine, Julie Christie, Ossie Clark, Joan Collins, Catherine Deneuve, Mia Farrow, Albert Finney, Jean-Luc Godard, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Dudley Moore, Rudolf Nureyev, Oliver Reed, Keith Richard, Peter Sellers, Jean Shrimpton, Barbra Streisand, Andy Warhol, Franco Zeffirelli and many, many more.
'The Sixties were not so much a decade, an era, an epoch, as a very long happening. Its personality was vibrant, brash, moody, young and perhaps pathetically transient. It was the age of affluence and adolescence and Alfie. And London and New York were primarily where it fermented, flourished, and finally finished. For those who played the game they called The Swinging Sixties the rules were a glorious amalgam of fatalism and farce and anarchical ambition...' (from the blurb).