Alastair Gordon’s big, richly illustrated book vividly recalls a time when boundaries of art, architecture and life were dissolving in a trippy haze, and utopia seemed but a stone’s throw away. Geodesic domes, magic buses, hobbity houses in the woods, mind-bending sculptures and light shows: Mr. Gordon chronicles these and other manifestations of the Aquarian revolution in an engaging style and with a generous spirit." ~The New York Times
"…..a dazzling romp through the built environment of the tripped-out hippie…"
~The New York Observer
"Through hundreds of groovy photos...Spaced Out
shows how ambitiously experimental, hallucinogenically colorful, and at times laughably impractical the designs were–"
"Alastair Gordon's engrossing and intimately well researched book on the radical, experimental environments from this period, has something really serious to say, that the dazed and confused generation saw environmental Armageddon coming and tried to do something about it." ~Building Design Magazine
"With its wonderful images, Gordon's book could grace any coffee table but be just as comfortable on a shelf of late-20th-century architecture...buy it." ~The East Hampton Star
"An invaluable guide to what worked and what didn't."
About the Author
Alastair Gordon is a critic, curator, and author of several books, including Weekend Utopia: Modern Living in the Hamptons, Beach Houses: Andrew Geller, and Naked Airport: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Revolutionary Structure. He writes regularly for The New York Times.