A to Z of Mod by Paolo Hewitt

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Entry by entry, their relentless attention to the external details at the expense of the deeper resonances hinted at by Paul Weller begins to remind you of someone.
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This brilliantly illustrated book is a visual compendium on Mod style. For some Mod means a way of life: London clubs and Lambrettas, cigarettes and speed. For others it's clothes: trim suits, sunglasses and loafers. Combining style savvy with cultural anthropology, this guide to the many aspects of Mods takes an alphabetical approach to the most enduring youth cults. Beginning with A bout de souffle and ending with Zoot Money, authors and Mod experts Paolo Hewitt and Mark Baxter touch on every facet of the fad. Entries such as Eel Pie Island, Otis Redding, Mary Quant, and Ready Steady Go give intriguing background information, history and facts, while colorful illustrations bring Mod style to life. Style hounds, pop music fans, and Anglophiles of all ages will be entertained and inspired by this book that proves that, while "mod"-ernism has gone through several phases, it's never gone out of style.
 

About Paolo Hewitt

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Paolo Hewitt brought black music to the NME, and penned the sleevenotes to the Oasis mega hit 'What's The Story Morning Glory'. His other books include 'The Beat Concerto: The Story Of The Jam (1985); 'Getting High: The Story Of Oasis' (1999) and 'Paul Weller: The Changing Man' (2007).
 
Published May 10, 2012 by Prestel Publishing. 304 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.
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Reviewed by Dorian Lynskey on Jun 01 2012

Entry by entry, their relentless attention to the external details at the expense of the deeper resonances hinted at by Paul Weller begins to remind you of someone.

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