Archivio 03: The americana issue

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Publisher: Archivio Magazine
Binding: Soft cover
Pages: 232
Measurements: 23.00 x 31.00 cm

When American surfers were sent to fight in Vietnam they took their boards with them, or at least tried to. Born on the beaches of California and Hawaii, surfing was a peaceful youth culture at odds with the politics of jungle conflict. As the first story in ‘The Americana Issue’ tells, the soldiers relied on the healing power of riding a wave. The magazine presents this and other stories gleaned from archives, covering topics like the Manhattan Project, powerful black female imagery, Jean Baudrillard on 9/11, visions of roadside America by John Margolies, Tony Oursler and the paranormal, Anthony Faramelli on symbolism and liberalism, alternative press from Provo to punk, and more.

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