Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger

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Martynka Wawrzyniak, Patrik Schedler, Bruce Hackney
Rizzoli New York, 2011 - Photography - 176 pages
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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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About the author (2011)

Karlheinz Weinberger(1921–2006) was a self-taught photographer who achieved renown late in life for his groundbreaking photography. Weinberger’s work has been the subject of numerous group and solo exhibitions, receiving rave reviews in publications such as theNew York Times, Artforum, The New Yorker, andNew York Magazine.

John Waters
is a filmmaker, writer, and visual artist. He has directed such beloved cult films as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Female Trouble.

Guy Trebaywrites for theNew York Timesstyle section, where he covers fashion and style. He has received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination. He has also written for theNew Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, and theVillage Voice.

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