Published by Kant. Text by Josef Moucha, A.G. Hughes.
First published during the “Prague Spring” of 1968, this now-classic photo book by Czech photographer Millon Novotny (1930–1992) presents a portrait of the British capital as the nation was sloughing off the collapse of its empire. Novotny focuses on the city’s street life and its architecture. “Here our ‘dear, damned, deceptive city’ is portrayed uniquely,” wrote the British journalist A.G. Hughes for the first edition. A turning point in Novotn´y’s work that sees him shift from solitary images to series, SixtiesLondon portrays citizens from all walks of life--commuters, pensioners, policemen, evangelists at Hyde Park’s famous Speaker’s Corner, children playing on the street, on the Tube or by the Thames in neighborhoods ranging from the East End to the City, the Docklands to Chelsea. This new edition contains a foreword by the author and journalist Josef Moucha.