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The Resource A golden age : surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s, John Witzig ; edited by Richard Olsen

A golden age : surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s, John Witzig ; edited by Richard Olsen

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A golden age : surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s
Title
A golden age
Title remainder
surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s
Statement of responsibility
John Witzig ; edited by Richard Olsen
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Surfing's formative period from 1965 to 1978, as shown through the most complete book of the iconic images of photographer John Witzig. Chronicling the great creative years in the evolution of surfing, the late 1960s and early '70s, this engaging volume documents the revolutionary changes of the era--in board length, in surf style and technique--through the images of Australian photographer John Witzig. Witzig was not only photographing the scene, he was part of it, a group that included surfers Bob McTavish and George Greenough, and his images reflect both that access and that intimacy. In 1967, he created a firestorm of controversy with a Surfer cover story declaring that a core of young Australian surfers had redefined the sport, as evidenced by his friend Nat Young's blazing win in the 1966 World Surfing championships. Witzig went on to capture the defining moments--the surfers, the draft-dodging back-to-landers, the radical developments of board design, and, of course, the waves, from Australia to Honolua Bay--of surfing's most thrilling period. Soulful, poetic, iconoclastic, filled with rare images, this book is a unique look at surfing's cultural revolution
Cataloging source
QPPL
Dewey number
797.32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A golden age : surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s, John Witzig ; edited by Richard Olsen
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Down Under from Up Over / Dave Parmenter -- Promised Land -- The Slide: Surfing from the `60s to the `70s / Drew Kampion -- Road Tripping -- Generation of Stoke / Nick Carroll -- Revolution -- A Publisher's Take on the Whole Deal / Steve Pezman -- Country Soul: Northern NSW -- Country Soul: Cactus -- Iconoclasts
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780847838288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15704849
  • 15704849
Label
A golden age : surfing's revolutionary 1960s and '70s, John Witzig ; edited by Richard Olsen
Publication
Contents
Down Under from Up Over / Dave Parmenter -- Promised Land -- The Slide: Surfing from the `60s to the `70s / Drew Kampion -- Road Tripping -- Generation of Stoke / Nick Carroll -- Revolution -- A Publisher's Take on the Whole Deal / Steve Pezman -- Country Soul: Northern NSW -- Country Soul: Cactus -- Iconoclasts
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
208 p.
Isbn
9780847838288
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 15704849
  • 15704849

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