"Mr. Weinberger's subjects, mostly young men in the '50s and '60s, interpreted American style in ways both fascinating and bizarre." "New York Times"
"Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) is famous for documenting incredible-looking juvenile delinquents in Switzerland in the late 50s and early 60s, and also for having his style ripped-off by contemporary fashion designers, photographers, and stylists, like all the time. His last book, published in 2000, is out of print and going for a minimum of $500 on eBay, but thankfully Rizzoli is publishing a new book of his work called "Rebel Youth."" "Vice"
"Mixing American pop culture fashion with their own over-the-top accents, the 'Halbstarke' youth made giant belt buckles and DIY denim look good, in a way only charming delinquents can (imagine Elvis meets Brokeback Mountain, with an eccentric Euro edge)." "W"
"So much for Swiss conformity: Karlheinz Weinberger's portraits of Zurich's post-Second War youth captures a time when the height of coolness meant dressing like an American rebel. But this was not a look that you could just buy off the rack--it took lots of craft and effort. Hunched over a workbench or sewing machine, you needed a lot of finesse to look this rough." "The New Yorker"
"The outfits in Karlheinz Weinberger's photos might seem at first glance artificially produced, some over-styled exaggerations from a Kenneth Anger movie. But the kids in Weinberger's photographs are very real rockers from the late '50s and early '60s in Zurich who built a community out of a shared love for Elvis and American music. A new book of Weinberger's work "Rebel Youth "shows how painstakingly he catalogued the Swiss subculture called the Halbstark or 'Half-Strong, ' hosting kids in his in-home studio and following them around town to snap photos." "The Fader"
"Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger...totally speaks our language with his gorgeously gritty snaps of disaffected Swiss youth.... It'
This first-of-its-kind collection presents photographer Karlheinz Weinberger's influential portraits of rebel youth of the sixties. While Karlheinz Weinberger is known as a pioneer of male erotic imagery, the Swiss amateur photographer also left an indelible mark on the fashion world with his decades-long documenting of vibrant rebel youth culture. These working-class teenagers created looks that fused iconic American pop culture imagery--biker jackets, denim jeans, bouffant hairdos, James Dean insouciance--with their own idiosyncratic sensibilities. From the late 1950s through the '60s, Weinberger captured the defiant glamour of these youths with a keen eye for their provocative handmade designs. Inspired by the rebel youth's pop playfulness and fierce individuality, a legion of contemporary fashion-industry leaders have been profoundly influenced by the photographs collected in this stunning volume.
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Descripción Rizzoli, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0847836126