The Big Book of the ’70s

 BBO7   (Paradox, 2000)

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Perhaps no other period of time has been maligned and ridiculed as much as the decade of the 1970s. Paradox Press’ Big Book of the ’70s illustrates precisely why this attitude is entirely justified. From the shallow, beat-driven mindlessness that was disco, to the outrageous polyester-laden atrocities that passed for fashion, good taste seemed to be in absentia for the majority of this decade. Writer, Jonathan Vankin, (The Big Book of Grimm), itemizes with embarrassing detail, the fads, personalities, slang and social insanity that infected the 1970s.

Although there is much to mock about this period of time, it was also the decade that saw the end of the Vietnam War as well as a number of impressive movies that served to elevate the role of the director in the minds of the public. It was a decade of transition from the rebellious, liberal 1960s to the patriotic, conservative 1980s.

As with the other volumes in this series, over fifty artists with a variety of styles illustrate these capsule narratives.

— George Haberberger

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Anthology; B&WJonathan Vankin, James RombergerDanny Hellman, Eric Shanower, Jennifer Sorensen, Langdon Foss, Nick Bertozzi, Seth Fisher