Posts Tagged ‘1970’

Mick Jagger

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

These photos of Mick are in honour of my Uncle Bob, who kindly pointed me to Rolling Stone’s large collection of Jagger portraits. It’s particularly interesting to watch the 60s morph into the 70s with a crazy loss of style in the 80s. 80s not shown here, just because, but you can see the whole slidehow at the links.

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Modernist apartment building #1

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

This series is about a style of architecture that repelled me when I was growing up but that I now find strangely attractive. These examples of brutalist modernism are all from Vancouver, but there are equivalents all over North America. The brutalist hand-etched steel front door of this building is a classic in this style.

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The Dome Show – Intermedia builds geodesic domes, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1970

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

These photos of The Dome Show, an exhibition by art collective Intermedia at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1970, are all from the web archive Ruins In Process: Vancouver Art in the Sixties. (See another post on this absolutely amazing site here.) The Dome Show was an experimental art show involving architecture, sculpture, performance, music, improvised happenings, a giant public dinner party, bonfires, public home movie nights and many other things over the months of its exhibition. 

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It’s Spring, Let’s Go Outside!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

These are all, as usual, from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970. I love the photo of the little garden house with the abstract geometric painting, above, and the book actually includes plans for it (click at bottom). One of the things that is so great about 1960s and 70s decor books is that many of the best ideas come with DIY instructions or are just simple to make, like the cedar privacy wall below.

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Circa 1968

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

More far out interiors from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Greystone Press, 1970.

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I have no clue why they dance so madly.

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

From the YouTube description:

Germany 1970. The German moderator discuss in the beginning how boring and lame the official looks are and that the fashion and color designers came up with the following outfits to make the game more interesting and colorful.

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