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Street Style [Paperback]

Ted Polhemus
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  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: PYMCA (15 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956278817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956278814
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,129 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Street style is my sartorial bible" -
Chloe Sevigny in The New York Times.

Hanging out
- A street corner in Harlem, 1940.
- Notting Hill Gate, London 1958.
- Greenwich Village, New York, 1960.
- Outside the Ace Cafe, North Circular Road, London, 1962.
- Downtown, Kingston, Jamaica, 1963.
- Carnaby Street, London, 1964.
- The beach at La Jolla, California, 1966.
- The Haight-Ashbury District, San Francisco, 1967.
- World's End, the King's Road, London, 1976.
- A street party in the South Bronx, 1977.
- Brixton, South London, 1994.

- The back streets of Harajuku, Tokyo, 2000

Auspicious moments. The art of being at the right place at the right time. Just hanging around. Looking sharp. All dressed up and nowhere to go. Doing nothing in particular. Making history. Expanded and updated, this new edition of the book on the subject of streetstyle takes this vital, always exciting aspect of popular culture from its origins in the mid-20th century right into today's 21st century supermarket of style.

More than just a history of streetstyle, Ted Polhemus' now updated classic shows how what we wore always pin-pointed the spirit and essence of each era.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Buy it 14 Jan 2014
By JP
Format:Paperback
Fascinating read. A must have for dedicated followers of fashion, music, youth culture ... love the music, reading and film references too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book 14 May 2014
By Briggs
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I flicked through this book in a shop a while back & eventually decided to treat myself to it. It's even better than I thought. Ideal for anyone interested in the social and political implications behind certain fashions or subcultures. It's insightful and fair, Polhemus is an excellent writer and completely acknowledges political, racial or artists influences on trends. I'd recommend it to anyone !
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By Fluff10
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I am a lecturer in fashion and strongly recommend anyone interested in style and image to read this as an introductory text. The book has been updated since I first read it many moons ago so remains current and relevant. A classic text. If you haven't read it yet, do so. Heavily illustrated - interesting and engaging for young students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much Youth Culture in a nutshell! 15 Jan 2014
By Jamie
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Definitely a must read for any fashion or creative studies. Street Style covers extensively every different youth group with references to Music, Film Books etc over the last 70 years.
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