The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies


Check copyright status Cite this Title The great funk: Author Hine, Thomas, Edition 1st ed. Subjects Arts, American -- 20th century. Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century. United States -- Civilization -- 20th century. Summary "In The Great Funk Thomas Hine scrutinizes the looks and life of the seventies, climbing into the heads and shoes!

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The Great Funk is more than a lavish catalog of seventies culture: Contents Running on empty Too late, baby Raising consciousness Close encounters Nights in green dacron Jungles within Not ready for prime time? Notes "Sarah Crichton books. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Related resource Table of contents only at http: Set up My libraries How do I set up "My libraries"? These 12 locations in All: Open to the public ; Open to the public R N The University of Melbourne Library. Open to the public. These 3 locations in New South Wales: These 3 locations in Queensland: These 5 locations in Victoria: This single location in Western Australia: This book celebrates the design of the 70's but also the changing cultural norms, politics, and society.

It was all about texture apparently. The book goes into areas such as the evolving work place, home decor, the rise of houseplants, and much more.

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Th I admit it - I love the 70's. This guy also wrote a book called "Populuxe" which did the same sort of review of the years - I need to track that down. This was definitely a great read. Aug 10, Chris Dean rated it liked it. That said, there were many lesser known events and cultural nuances covered that often gave the book a very 70s feel.

Jun 14, Lisa rated it really liked it. May 26, robert rated it really liked it. In the seventies, the United States "fell into a great funk.

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But when things fall apart you can take the fragments and make something fresh. Despair at the old way of doing things gave license to try new things.

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Jun 14, Lisa rated it really liked it. To be honest, I felt like I was reading an old high school yearbook, although, unlike our high school yearbook, the words were all spelled correctly. I have always been interested in the s so it was fun to read about the fashion, the pet rock and other things that were popular in the s. I remember all the fads, the shortages, etc. Public Private login e. I particularly liked reading about the interior design of peoples houses. That's why, in , Americans reached back in time to old, simple messages and pretended to believe them.

To live in the seventies was to live in a fallen world, one of promises broken and trust betrayed. The failure of old formulas created an atmosphere of freedom, a sense of possibility that produced everything from the personal computer to the discotheque. That freedom w In the seventies, the United States "fell into a great funk.

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That freedom wasn't a mistake; it was simply exhausting. That's why, in , Americans reached back in time to old, simple messages and pretended to believe them. Instead of indulging in nostalgia, we might, in the spirit of the seventies, sift through all the wreckage of the past and find things that are useful in our own time. We might look for ideas and artifacts that embody views of the world and of life that might serve us better than those we now take for granted. We might learn again to appreciate how the failure of the purportedly wise opens the door for the freedom of the many.

We might be dissatisfied. And we might do something about it, right now. In folks are poorer than they were in the seventies, many are losing homes and jobs, lobbyists control most politicians, lies are proclaimed like mantras, innocence is gone.

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Is Hine talking about the seventies or the present? America Eats Its Young -- it all falls apart. One Nation Under a Groove -- let's all come together. Jan 01, Cheryl Gatling added it. A social history of the decade, with an emphasis on fashion and design. It was fun to read because of all the pictures. My daughter also enjoyed looking at all the pictures with me. The premise is probably too oversimplified to be deeply true, but I haven't read a better explanation of the 70s. People were depressed by shortages and world problems, so they began questioning the monolithic culture that had been handed down to them, and began going off in search of their own answers.

Back to the l A social history of the decade, with an emphasis on fashion and design. Back to the land, ethnic clothes, alternative energy, Eastern religions, dome houses, earth tones, and shaggy, leafy interiors. Sexual experimentation, women's lib, gay rights, and so on. No, it wasn't a profound book, but it brought back a lot of memories from my childhood, and helped make sense of some things I had lived through without thinking about. Feb 06, Daniel rated it really liked it.

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I have always been interested in the s so it was fun to read about the fashion, the pet rock and other things that were popular in the s. I particularly liked reading about the interior design of peoples houses. I am fond of avocado green. Oct 29, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Insightful and colorfully illustrated history of that decade we love to hate, the 70s. You knew about harvest gold and avocado appliances and disco; Hine gives you the cultural context that led here and it's a pleasure to read. I thought this stayed strong until the end, when he moved out of a conscientiously apolitical presentation into applicability to today--definitely worth a read.

Mar 31, Mitch rated it really liked it. Hine's thesis is not so new: Schulman started it all with his book, The Seventies, BUT Hine brings a design perspective, which since it is the 70s, adds to all the weirdness. He tries to make sense of all the brown and orange. Aug 05, Staci rated it it was ok. To be honest, I felt like I was reading an old high school yearbook, although, unlike our high school yearbook, the words were all spelled correctly.

But nonetheless, lots of the trends he describes seemed just as likely to be media phenomenon as real developments in culture. Aug 31, Penny rated it really liked it. A fun description of how design in the s reflected the events and mood of the times.

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The 70s were my school age years, so it was interesting to hear someone ascribe meaning to all the quirky pop culture elements of my childhood and adolescence. Mar 29, Calvin rated it liked it Shelves: Also, he makes the mistake so many cultural historians do by assuming what was going on in New York and LA was going on in Omaha, Austin, and Columbus.

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Mar 15, Stephen rated it liked it. There should have been more and better pictures. Still it made me want to travel back in time to kick Phyllis Schlafly in the uterus and talk to my plants more. Really talk to them, you know? I also want wallpaper on my ceilings. Cassidy sent me this book all about the 70s.

It was really enlightening to me, someone who was born in , but didn't know much about the decade. I'm glad to know what was going on during my formative years. A good read with nice pictures. May 29, Cyndy rated it really liked it. I grew up in the seventies graduated from high school in so I was really able to relate to this book.

I remember all the fads, the shortages, etc. Total nostalgia for me! Can't believe the CB radio fad wasn't mentioned though. Oct 16, Broc Christian rated it really liked it Shelves: Very interesting insight into the style, decor, and how the attitude of the 70's affected the everyday life of Americans. Aug 03, Rodney Haydon rated it it was ok. I enjoyed Populuxe better than this retrospective of the 70's.

A very shallow look at the decade, that really just reminded me of all that went wrong during that time. Simone Martel rated it liked it Oct 22, Detroit rated it liked it Jan 12, Ted rated it liked it Jul 03, Stephanie rated it really liked it Feb 12,