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Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

  • Adam Diment – The Counter-culture Ian Fleming

    • 9296 Views • 1960s, LiteratureComments Off on Adam Diment – The Counter-culture Ian Fleming

    He was young, good-looking, had no shortage of female admirers and came from a wealthy family. He featured in Life magazine and was hyped by both the Daily Mirror and the New York Times. Between 1967 and 1971 he wrote four successful spy novels and fascinated...

  • Younger Than Today – Retro Kids Book Illustrations

    • 8227 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on Younger Than Today – Retro Kids Book Illustrations

    What a wonderful collection we have for you today….. Kids book illustrations from the 60’s and 70’s, mainly mid to late 60’s, and by various artists, which we may feature in more depth in the future. But for now, we just thought...

  • The Complete Book of Decorating 1976

    • 12184 Views • 1970s, Architecture, LiteratureComments Off on The Complete Book of Decorating 1976

    A lounge with built in storage units for records. With alphabetically labelled compartments. Bring us the time machine now! While wandering around the Internet looking at room interiors from days gone by, we discovered these pictures from a 1976 book...

  • Fifteen Illustrated Film Tie-in Book Covers

    • 9399 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, Book Covers, Film, LiteratureComments Off on Fifteen Illustrated Film Tie-in Book Covers

    These film tie-in book covers are from different decades.They’re all different genres, from Mod favourite Quadrophenia to kitchen sink drama Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. The only thing they all have in common is – They are all...

  • Joe’s Dope Sheet – Comic Book Art by Will Eisner

    • 12502 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Art, LiteratureComments Off on Joe’s Dope Sheet – Comic Book Art by Will Eisner

    You can say what you like about the US Army, and this in no way tries to defend them, but the preventative (or preventive as they title it – both words can be used correctly) maintenance publication: PS Magazine, they have been producing for the past 60...

  • 1969 Computers at Work Book

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    Moore’s Law states that the number of transistors on a chip will double approximately every two years and considering this was first expressed way back in 1965 (although the term Moore’s Law wasn’t used until 1970) it has been remarkably accurate ever...

  • 1970 Encylopedia of Home Improvement

    • 15215 Views • 1970s, Architecture, LiteratureComments Off on 1970 Encylopedia of Home Improvement

    A bathroom that looks like something from the set of 2001 A Space Odyssey, Giant multi-coloured birds painted on a wall and Organs added to furniture units.These are just a few of the features in this Book titled – Practical Encylopedia of Good...

  • Script Bare – Book Adaptations

    • 6280 Views • Book Covers, Film, LiteratureComments Off on Script Bare – Book Adaptations

    If there’s one thing that lies behind a great movie it’s a great story. Look at all the best films and they all have a great storyline as the foundation on which they are built, no decent storyline – no decent film. ‘Sex Lives of the Potato Men’...

  • Lillian Roxon – The Mother of Rock Journalism

    • 8907 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Literature, MusicComments Off on Lillian Roxon – The Mother of Rock Journalism

    Lillian Roxon ‘s career was extraordinary in many ways – she wrote the world’s first ever rock encyclopedia, she became the first Australian journalist, male or female, to establish a high profile in the States and she effectively pioneered rock music...

  • Stitchin Time – Late 1960s Knitting Magazine

    • 5651 Views • 1970s, Literature, MagazineComments Off on Stitchin Time – Late 1960s Knitting Magazine

    Did you know that before he was getting his Martinis shaken and not stirred as James Bond, Sir Roger Moore was a male knitting model? He even earned the nickname “The Big Knit” because of his extensive modelling work in knitwear...