Friday, June 07, 2013

interesting book (a series) #2

Mod: A Very British Style by Richard Weight

The entree to the appetizer that was Buttoned Up , Weight's meaty treatise on mod style + sensibility traverses from the movement's Fifties birth and Sixties prime through  the manifold stages and phases of its ongoing legacy, all its endless revivals resurgences echoes invocations, right up to such recent ebb-tide of the tradition occurrences as Ben Sherman's "A Heritage of Modernism" campaign and The Kaiser Chefs' mauling (mewling?) of "Pinball Wizard" at the Olympics closing ceremony.   Get it here.