In 2015, PowerHouse Books, publishers of “Take Ivy,” released another book chronicling midcentury life on the East Coast. “Rebirth of the Cool: Discover the Art of Robert James Campbell” features mostly photos of jazz musicians, along with various shots of life in New York City by a photographer, as the title suggests, in the process of being rediscovered. The book is full of geek-chic guys in conservative suits, glasses and haircuts playing hip and intellectual music. So let’s rediscover these images once again, along with the spirit of cool. You also might try listening to some jazz today. It’ll put a spring in your step — or rather a swing.
All images courtesy of powerHouse Books.