Woodstock: A New Look

Gregory Walter, Author, Lisa Grant, Author . Writers' Collective $34.95 (138p) ISBN 978-1-59411-134-1

This early entry in the flood of books that will be celebrating the 40th anniversary next summer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival has the virtue of being straightforward. At age 18, Walker took many photos featured here while he worked as one of Woodstock's building crew, and his brief accompanying text too often displays a teenage simplicity (“Saturday was a lot of fun”). But Walker's basic “point and shoot” style—probably similar to photos taken by many in the festival's half-million audience—captures (perhaps unintentionally) the wet, slightly dazed look on teens and young adults awash in a sea of mud and garbage. The only thing missing is the smell. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 10/06/2008
Release date: 11/01/2008
Genre: Nonfiction
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