Horizon was a US seasonal arts periodical, published 4 times a year. This is a 120 page hardback book : Approx 23cm x31.5cm.
While for the most part the articles are now out of date … this issue features fantastic 28 pages titled-The Hippies, which break down into several articles : The Secular Heretics, Doing Their Thing at Morning Star, As it Was in Rome, A Reckoning to Come?
A key feature that the publication commissioned Don Snyder to travel from the east Coast and document the scene in San Francisco. Snyder assisted his friend Diane Arbus print her work before he embarked on his own photographic career documenting the counter culture. He was also an underground film maker and instrumental in developing in the light shows in New York. In this assignment for Horizon, he took the now famous photo of Bobby Beausoleil standing on the steps of Westerfeld House, (full page 23cm x31.5cm ). At he time Beausoleil had moved into the mansion in order to work with Kenneth Anger on the ill fated Lucifer Rising film project : click here form more Kenneth Anger, Lucifer Rising 1966-1981
There is also an interesting article on Lou Gottlieb at the Morning Star commune, which is also heavily tied to the Diggers movement. As well Gurus and Boo Hoos which features Timothy Leary , Oracle fouander Allen Cohen and Arthur Kelps’ Neo-American Church (LSD was used as sacrament- one of Roky Erickson’s doctor fled the FED to join the church). Plus more on Psychedelic Art, bikers etc….
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