In the summer of 1967 nearly 100,000 people made their way to San Francisco, converging in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood during what became known in the popular press as the “Summer of Love.” In retrospect, the events marked more a death knell than a climax, as those at the epicenter well knew. The Diggers, a local radical collective and street theater troupe, staged a funeral service on 6 October 1967 at Buena Vista Park in which participants carried and then set afire a coffin symbolizing the demise of the “hippie,” a figure they contended had been conjured by the mass media and commercialized to the point of losing any...
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Book Review| March 01 2018
Review: Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis23 October 2015–27 February
Cranbrook Art Museum,
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan18 June–9 October
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive8 February–21 May
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2018) 77 (1): 116–118.
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Irene Cheng; Review: Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2018; 77 (1): 116–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2018.77.1.116
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