The Good Life U.S.A. A Book About the Pursuit of HappinessArthur Daigon and Ronald T. LaConteBantam Books / 1973 / first edition / paperback / 5 x 8 in / 180 pp / b+w / english / ASIN: B0013KZH3Q / weight 5.3 ozCondition: very good, minor shelf wear, minor scuffing and rubbing on spine and back cover, interior clean and unmarkedDescription: It's hard to believe there was ever a time when the terms mass-market and experimental were used to describe the same book, but that's an apt description of a remarkable series of inexpensive paperbacks published between 1966 and 1975. Marrying visual tropes and techniques borrowed from film with the visual language and typography of magazines, these radical little books were designed to reflect and engage with youth culture. The Good Life U.S.A., the 1973 entry in the Bantam Books Dig U.S.A. Series, bills itself as "an exciting new source book of the most relevant contemporary materials—from newspapers, novels, songs, and films to statistics, cartoons, photographs and advertisements—more than 100 dramatic documents exploring the meaning of success for American youth today." It is all that and a can of Tab.
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