LookBOOK is a series inspired by iconic novels, creating a template of recommended further reading, listening, watching, and wearing, aiming to capture a literary style.
On The Road By Jack Kerouac
This book has since become the Beat bible, describing Kerouac’s travels across america. It both captures a dazzling solitude, and youthful introspection, as well as the hectic jazz and drug fuelled social whirl of counterculture 50s America.
(besides other works by Kerouac )
Howl by Allen Ginsberg :
Round About Midnight by Bob Kaufman :
Stories in the Stars : An Atlas of Constellations by Susanna Hislop
very off piste, but On the Road made me very nostalgic about star gazing, something about the expansive, visceral descriptions of the landscape. If you found this also, this is a really beautiful book.
Rat & Boa Athena Dress : https://www.ratandboa.com/collections/all/products/athena
White Linen Trousers, heres some from COS https://www.cosstores.com/it/Women/Trousers/Cotton-linen_trousers/46887-64810467.1#c-22755
Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen
A beautiful album of Kerouac reading poetry over Allen’s hypnotic piano , available on spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/36ssuNyA1f1OluMbZcsaRz
Better Git It in Your Soul by Charles Mingus
After All by Duke Ellington
___45___ by Bon Iver
Grandma’s Hands by Bill Withers
God Bless America by Lana Del Ray
Clay Pigeons by Blaze Foley
Bagdad Cafe : film about a German woman who comes to work in a motel in the middle of nowhere
The Motorcycle Diaries : film. two friends travel on motorcycle from Brazil to Peru.
Ed Ruscha : Artist. Though not in the same time frame, Ruscha depicts very Americana themes.