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Rebel Youth

Rebel Youth

Author: Karlheinz Weinberger
$59.95(AUD)  inc GST

This first-of-its-kind collection presents photographer Karlheinz Weinberger's influential portraits of rebel youth of the sixties. While Karlheinz Weinberger is known as a pioneer of male erotic imagery, the Swiss amateur photographer also left an indelible mark on the fashion world with his decades long documenting of vibrant rebel youth culture. These working class teenagers created looks that fused iconic American pop culture imagery biker jackets, denim jeans, bouffant hairdos, James Dean insouciance with their own idiosyncratic sensibilities. From the late 1950s through the '60s, Weinberger captured the defiant glamour of these youths with a keen eye for their provocative handmade designs. Inspired by the rebel youth's pop playfulness and fierce individuality, a legion of contemporary fashion-industry leaders have been profoundly influenced by the photographs collected in this stunning volume.

"Mr. Weinberger's subjects, mostly young men in the '50s and '60s, interpreted American style in ways both fascinating and bizarre." "New York Times" "Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) is famous for documenting incredible-looking juvenile delinquents in Switzerland in the late 50s and early 60s, and also for having his style ripped-off by contemporary fashion designers, photographers, and stylists, like all the time. His last book, published in 2000, is out of print and going for a minimum of $500 on eBay, but thankfully Rizzoli is publishing a new book of his work called "Rebel Youth."" "Vice" "Mixing American pop culture fashion with their own over-the-top accents, the 'Halbstarke' youth made giant belt buckles and DIY denim look good, in a way only charming delinquents can (imagine Elvis meets Brokeback Mountain, with an eccentric Euro edge)."
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780847836123
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : Rizzoli International Publications
  • : October 2010
  • : 254mm X 203mm X 24mm
  • : September 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Karlheinz Weinberger
  • : Hardback
  • : 208