King's Road: The Rise and Fall of the Hippest Street in the World - Max Decharne
Publisher: Omnibus Press (August 3, 2023)
Hardcover: 528 pages
Item Weight: 2.18 pounds
Dimensions: 6.25 x 1.9 x 9.25 inches
An updated and expanded edition of Max Decharne's hugely acclaimed King's Road book. The King's Road in Chelsea was at the epicenter of not one but two worldwide cultural shifts. In the mid-sixties, it became a focal point and shop window for the new 'swinging' London, encompassing music, the visual arts, fashion and much more. It remained continuously at the forefront of developing trends throughout the following decade until it was the key breeding-ground for punk rock, whose sound, look and attitudes continue to shape global notions of youthful rebellion almost thirty years later. In short, it was the place to be. As a laboratory and showcase for the emerging youth-orientated scene, it became the favored habitat of several generations of pop-culture prime movers. Decharne's book charts the social and cultural history of the area and stands as the definitive book on the subject.