Picks and Pans Review: Aquarian Odyssey

updated 02/04/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/04/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Don Snyder

On the jacket is a photograph of eight nude bodies, lying face down in a field of flowers. Inside, in colors brighter than the most lurid Walt Disney fantasies, are images of the '60s: a blond tarot card reader, Timothy Leary with a red flower behind one ear, a pair of horses painted red and green, theatrical orgies, sunsets, rock bands in scarlet spotlights, massive crowds at music festivals, kids in antique clothes, skinny-dipping communes, Hell's Angels, beautiful babies, the American flag as decoration and robe. The children of the '60s were uninhibited exhibitionists, but beautiful they certainly were not. All the pimples and drug-emptied eyes stand revealed in this volume of excellent, evocative photographs by Snyder. The message: May we never pass that way again. (Liveright, $19.95; $9.95, paper)

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