The counterculture movement of the 1960s is one of the most continually fascinating and endlessly examined milestones of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of the social revolution, the Haight grew from a small neighborhood in San Francisco to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extended far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Nearly fifty years later, the footprint of that era still reverberates in today's music, fashion, politics, literature and design.
Legendary photographer and Grammy Trustees Award–winner Jim Marshall,renowned for his powerful portraits of some of the greatest musicians of our time,visually chronicled the movement as perhaps no one else did, with the same unique eye and intimate approach that made him one of the best photographers in the music world.
Now, a treasure trove of his never-before-seen San Francisco photographs will be published by Insight Editions in The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution (Insight Editions / $50.00 / October 14, 2014)—a one-of-a-kind book that captures the essence of the era through Jim Marshall’s lens. Written by best-selling San Francisco music journalist Joel Selvin, The Haight shows the counterculture movement of the 1960s and the “Summer of Love” like it’s never been seen before: live concerts, powerful candids, intimate sessions with icons of the day, street scenes, crash pads and more.
Containing hundreds of stunning photographs featuring 1960s artist and icons—like from the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan,Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Bill Graham, Allen Ginsbergand Timothy Leary—The Haight tells the comprehensive story of the revolutionary aspects of the day through an intimate and revealing narrative, lending the images a fascinating context and perspective.
Complete with a foreword by Jorma Kaukonen of the Jefferson Airplane, a preface by Donovan, and an afterword by LOOK magazine editor John Poppy, The Haightis a bold and beautiful collection encompassing the full scope and nuance of Marshall’s San Francisco photography and offers fresh insight into the Haight–Ashbury, the Summer of Love and beyond.