I got very excited by the title of this book as I am currently starting a Phd thesis on the alternative London art scene in the 1960s. David Mellor is an acknowledged expert on the era and helped curate an exhibition about the 60s at the Barbican Art Gallery. The book is lavishly illustrated and covers a wide variety of artists who were leading the art world at that time. However, the text is to me unsatisfying and seems to consist of a variety of journalistic entries which neither give depth nor are light/amusing enough. For instance, there is no mention of the wonderfully creative and short-lived Arts Lab. This book is great, however, for those who wish to have a quick look at some leading art of the 1960s, and I do not regret buying it.
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