Nova 1965-1975

Nova 1965-1975
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Compiled by David Hillman & Harri Peccinotti. Edited by David Gibbs

London. Pavilion. 1993. First edition. Cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 224 pages. Colour illustrations throughout. 345 x 265mm (13 x 10"). 2kg. 1857931017. English. Very good; very light shelf wear, a small 1cm closed tear at base of rear cover, not price-clipped; a well-preserved copy, internally clean.

'Nova's history spans just eleven years, a star that flared brightly and quite suddenly faded. It was very much a product, and a clear mirror, of a turbulent period that started with the optimistic and affluent mid-sixties, in the heyday of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Mary Quant, and ended in the back-biting, hyper-inflationery mid-seventies when heroes such as David Bowie embodied the escapism that prevailed in a world dominated by sour politics and the Vietnam war.' (from the blurb).
Described as "the new kind of magazine for a new kind of woman" Nova magazine epitomised the cool creativeness of London in the 60s. Nova 1965-1975 offers a survey of the life of the magazine. It reproduces all of the covers, illustrates many of the spreads and photographs and lists the contents of every issue. Contributors include Terence Donovan, Helmut Newton, Hans Feurer, Diane Arbus, Sarah Moon, Peter Blake, Alan Aldridge and many more. The book has been compiled by two of the magazine's art directors.