Lady Gaga - Applause raconte l'histoire d'une artiste presque unique sur la scène internationale, tant elle a montré de talents tout au long de sa carrière. Depuis The Fame (2008), son premier album, elle a vendu plus de 124 millions de disques, obtenant des prix et des reconnaissances de toutes sortes. Son talent musical aux multiples facettes s'est exprimé dans différents genres, la danse et l'électro-pop en tête, mais aussi le rock, la country et même le jazz, avec deux albums chantés avec le légendaire Tony Bennett (Cheek to Cheek, de 2014, et Love For Sale, de 2021). Mais Lady Gaga est bien plus qu'une musicienne polyvalente. Assistée par la Haus of Gaga, l'équipe soudée de créateurs qui la suivent depuis des années, elle a conçu et exhibé des dizaines de tenues géniales et provocantes qui ont fait d'elle une icône du non-conformisme. Ayant découvert son potentiel inné en tant qu'actrice, le cinéma et la télévision lui ont confié des rôles principaux dans des séries télévisées (American Horror Story, 2015-2016) et dans des films à très grand succès (A Star Is Born, 2018, et House of Gucci, 2021). Et son plaidoyer acharné pour les droits LGBT+ et la valeur sociale de la gentillesse - à travers la Fondation Born This Way - explique encore mieux pourquoi des millions de fans à travers le monde lui vouent une réelle adoration.Enrichi de photographies extraordinaires et d'approfondissements sur certains des looks les plus emblématiques de « Mother Monster », ce volume retrace en détail l'une des carrières les plus exubérantes et imprévisibles du showbiz mondial. Un livre vraiment indispensable pour tous les fidèles « Petits monstres »!
Les illustrations d'albums sont profondément ancrées dans notre mémoire musicale collective: quand on pense à ses albums préférés, on a tout de suite leur pochette en tête. De nombreux photographes, illustrateurs et directeurs artistiques sont devenus des célébrités grâce aux oeuvres ornant des disques et les meilleurs exemples sont entrés dans l'histoire comme éléments incontournables de la culture populaire. Rock Covers rend justice à cette forme artistique trop souvent sous-estimée et vous offre un recueil comprenant plus de 750 remarquables pochettes de disques, légendaires ou plus rares. Des artistes aussi différents qu'Elvis Presley, les Beatles, les Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Iron Maiden et Sonic Youth se trouvent tous rassemblés dans cet hommage aux pochettes emblématiques de leurs albums. Chaque pochette s'accompagne d'une fiche de renseignements, précisant notamment le directeur artistique, le photographe ou illustrateur, l'année, le label, et d'autres infos. Deux cent cinquante disques emblématiques qui ont changé le cours de l'histoire, pour un groupe, un artiste ou un genre musical, sont mis en valeur à travers de courts descriptifs. Ce catalogue ambitieux du rock en images est accompagné d'entretiens approfondis réalisés avec des professionnels qui ont façonné l'histoire du rock et d'une sélection de leurs 10 disques préférés par 10 des plus grands collectionneurs.
Un voyage pictural et littéraire dans l'univers artistique de Nick Cave, musicien, conteur et icône culturelle, avec des photographies inédites, des objets personnels et des paroles manuscrites.
Ce livre collector invite le lecteur au coeur du processus créatif de l'artiste, présenté sous une lumière intimiste encore inédite à ce jour. La vie, l'oeuvre et les inspirations de Nick Cave y sont représentées, ainsi que son univers artistique et domestique. Le livre est composé de reproductions en couleurs d'oeuvres jamais présentées au public, de paroles manuscrites, de photographies et d'objets personnels assortis de commentaires et de réflexions de Nick Cave, Janine Barrand et Darcey Steinke.
Stranger Than Kindness s'intéresse à ce qui fait de nous qui nous sommes tout en célébrant la curiosité humaine et la puissance de l'esprit créatif.
The birth of hip hop in New York: rare images of the bands, the MCs and DJs, the artists and the fans, from Afrika Bambaataa and Run-DMC to Keith Haring and the Rock Steady Crew This book features more than 150 rarely seen images documenting the rise of hip hop in the early 1980s, taken by French photographer Sophie Bramly. Bramly lived in New York during this period and became firmly embedded in the emergent scene. The book features many stunning, intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip hop figures, all of whom were only just getting known or in their ascendency. These include Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys and many more.
Bramly knew that hip hop was becoming a cultural force rather than just a musical fashion, and spent many hours photographing the four essential elements of this new world: the emcees, the deejays, the graffiti artists and the break dancers. Here you will see legendary graffiti artists captured at work and play, such as Keith Haring, Dondi, Futura, Phase One, Zephyr and Lady Pink, and break dancers including members of Magnificent Force, Dynamic Breakers and the Rock Steady Crew.
Bramly's photographs also chronicle the desolate cityscapes from which hip hop emerged; the energy of the fans who first embraced hip hop; and the crucial players behind the scenes (Bill Laswell, Bernard Zekri, Rick Rubin, Fun Gallery co-owner Patti Astor).
Finally, this book also includes a bonus section documenting the rise of hip hop in Europe. Bramly returned to France in 1984 to find herself once again at the center of a new cultural phenomenon, helping bring the first US hip hop artists to Europe, including Fab Five Freddy, Futura 2000, Rocksteady Crew and many more.
The first official illustrated history of Blue Note, the most influential and important brand in jazz.
Tracing the evolution of jazz from the boogie-woogie and swing of the 1930s, through bebop, funk and fusion, to the eclectic mix Blue Note releases today, this book also narrates a complex social history from the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany to the developments in music and technology in the late 20th century.
Blue Note is not only known as the purveyor of extraordinary jazz but is also famous as an arbiter of cool. The photography of co-founder Francis Wolff and the cover designs of Reid Miles were integral to the label's success and this highly illustrated, landmark publication - featuring the very best photographs, covers, and ephemera from the archives, including never-before-published material - commemorates Blue Note's momentous contribution to jazz, to art and design as well as to revolutionizing the music business.
Cette publication officielle réalisée avec le groupe Metallica et son photographe Ross Halfin, qui travaille avec eux depuis 1984, célèbre l'un des albums de rock les plus connus de tous les temps. Communément appelé le Black Album, même si ce nom ne figure pas sur la pochette, il s'est vendu à ce jour à plus de 30 millions d'exemplaires à travers le monde. L'ouvrage présente de nombreuses images inédites du groupe et donne au lecteur un accès backstage, avec leur planning de tournée millimétré (plus de 300 dates de concert entre 1991 et 1993), les répétitions, les interviews, les voyages et les portraits de groupe officiels.
How Black culture reinvented and subverted the Ivy Look.
From the most avant-garde jazz musicians, visual artists and poets to architects, philosophers and writers, Black Ivy: A Revolt in Style charts a period in American history when Black men across the country adopted the clothing of a privileged elite and made it their own. It shows how a generation of men took the classic Ivy Look and made it cool, edgy and unpredictable in ways that continue to influence today's modern menswear.
Here you will see some famous, infamous and not so famous figures in Black culture such as Amiri Baraka, Charles White, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sidney Poitier, and how they reinvented Ivy and Prep fashion--the dominant looks of the time. The real stars of the book--the Oxford cloth button-down shirt, the hand-stitched loafer, the soft shoulder three-button jacket and the perennial repp tie--are all here. What Black Ivy explores is how these clothes are reframed and redefined by a stylish group of men from outside the mainstream, challenging the status quo, struggling for racial equality and civil rights.
Boasting the work of some of America's finest photographers and image-makers, this must-have tome is a celebration of how, regardless of the odds, great style always wins.
More often than I can count, I''ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right. The one thing I''ve always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I''ve learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life.'' br>br>In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul McCartney recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career - from his earliest boyhood compositions through the legendary decade of The Beatles, to Wings and his solo albums to the present. Arranged alphabetically to provide a kaleidoscopic rather than chronological account, it establishes definitive texts of the songs'' lyrics for the first time and describes the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now. Presented with this is a treasure trove of material from McCartney''s personal archive - drafts, letters, photographs - never seen before, which make this also a unique visual record of one of the greatest songwriters of all time. br>br>We learn intimately about the man, the creative process, the working out of melodies, the moments of inspiration. The voice and personality of Paul McCartney sings off every page. There has never been a book about a great musician like it.br>br>Each volume is 480 pp, not available separately>
Everything you want to know about the fabulousness that is Eurovision !
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world's longest running TV programmes, and has become a much loved tradition across Europe and now Australia. From the spandex to the glitter, ABBA to Lordi, and the unexpected winners to the "nil points" losers, The Little Book of Eurovision will take you through the best and the "Wurst" moments of the last 65 years. Eurovision has come a long way from its very first competition in 1956, with just seven entrants and a studio audience of 200 people. Now people gather for Eurovision parties, complete with food and drink from the competing countries, and even dress up in finery to match the feathers, sequins, and leather on stage. Whether you are a cynic, a true believer or just a disappointed Brit (again), you'll love reliving the highs and lows of Eurovision through these pages.
Un aperçu unplugged et off stage inédit sur les Stones par leur photographe officiel Gered Mankowitz. Au début de l'année 1966, la position des Rolling Stones en tant que dieux du rock est déjà bien établie. Ils gagnent beaucoup d'argent et s'achètent maisons et voitures. Leur photographe officiel et ami, Gered Mankowitz, est alors invité à réaliser un shooting «à la maison» avec chaque membre du groupe. Le photographe a longtemps gardé ces images non traitées chez lui ; elles sont donc éditées et publiées ici pour la première fois.
The first authorized pictorial biography for the trade by the legendary Tina Turner, containing iconic as well as never-before-seen candid photos, letters, and other personal items of The Queen of Rock ''n'' Roll, from her early career to today. Tina Turner has always been a glorious force to be reckoned with; for more than sixty years, Tina has captivated audiences all over the world. For the first time, Tina has assembled an exceptional collection of images and ephemera to mark her eightieth birthday. Lavishly illustrated, Tina Turner: That''s My Life features the work of world-renowned photographers including Peter Lindbergh, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Anton Corbijn, Herb Ritts, Andy Warhol, Lord Snowdon, and Paul Cox among others. Also showcased are illustrations by fashion designers who were inspired by Tina, including Christian Louboutin, Antonio, and Bob Mackie. Additionally, Tina delved into her personal archive, and That''s My Life showcases some of Tina''s most famous dresses, wigs, and shoes. Comments handwritten by Tina Turner herself are included, and as well as handwritten letters from such friends as Beyoncé, Giorgio Armani, Bryan Adams, Oprah Winfrey, and Mick Jagger and others. Tina Turner: That''s My Life is a comprehensive window into the world of Tina Turner, and is the perfect celebration of this storied performer that is sure to wow longtime and new fans alike.
For the past decade, downtown-New York indie dance music innovation could be summed up in three letters: LCD. The brainchild of frontman James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem grew from a solo project into one of the most highly regarded live bands in contemporary music.
In 2011, at the height of their career, LCD Soundsystem decided to end the band.
From 2004 to the day they quit, photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya navigated through both private and public moments with the influential, Grammy-nominated, NYC indie band. Ruvan was a fan, first and foremost, and quickly became a fly on the wall and instigator who brought new meaning to the term, "I'm with the band." His access and friendship with LCD is something rare in the commercialized and controlled music industry of today, and this close relationship can be seen in the rapport between photographer and subject. The locations include Hyde Park in London, various New York institutions, Coachella, Rick Rubin's recording mansion in the Hollywood Hills, Way Out West festival in Sweden, Miami Art Basel and more. In addition, the scope of the book goes beyond just photography and features various album art and original interviews with members of the band and showcases an exciting design by James Timmins, art director of Dossier magazine. A handful of these photographs were featured in the recent LCD film, Shut Up And Play The Hits, and others have appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, but the vast majority have never been shown before, making this the ultimate must-have for every fan to remember the band.
"All of Ruvan's pictures remind me of that feeling: that you're geographically fucked, and its all happening right now, somewhere else, without you. There's an enormous amount of intimacy in them, and promise, and intrusion..." -James Murphy, LCD bandleader.
The book opens in January 1969, the beginning of The Beatles' last year as a band. The Beatles (The White Album) is at number one in the charts and the foursome gather in London for a new project. Over 21 days, first at Twickenham Film Studios and then at their own brand-new Apple Studios, with cameras and tape recorders documenting every day's work and conversations, the band rehearse a huge number of songs, culminating in their final concert, which famously takes place on the rooftop of their own office building, bringing central London to a halt.
The Beatles: Get Back tells the story of those sessions through transcripts of the band's candid conversations. Drawing on over 120 hours of sound recordings, leading music writer John Harris edits the richly captivating text to give us a fly-on-the-wall experience of being there in the studios. These sessions come vividly to life through hundreds of unpublished, extraordinary images by two photographers who had special access to their sessions-Ethan A. Russell and Linda Eastman (who married Paul McCartney two months later). Also included are many unseen high-resolution film-frames, selected from the 55 hours of restored footage from which Peter Jackson's documentary is also drawn.
Legend has it that these sessions were a grim time for a band falling apart. However, as acclaimed novelist Hanif Kureishi writes in his introduction, "In fact this was a productive time for them, when they created some of their best work. And it is here that we have the privilege of witnessing their early drafts, the mistakes, the drift and digressions, the boredom, the excitement, joyous jamming and sudden breakthroughs that led to the work we now know and admire." Half a century after their final performance, this book completes the story of the creative genius, timeless music, and inspiring legacy of The Beatles.
"It would be fair to say that today Let It Be symbolizes the breaking-up of The Beatles. That's the mythology, the truth is somewhat different. The real story of Let It Be has been locked in the vaults of Apple Corps for the last 50 years." - Peter Jackson.
From award-winning musician and composer Warren Ellis comes the unexpected and inspiring story of a piece of chewing gum. Featuring an introduction from Nick Cave. ''Warren has turned this memento, snatched from his idol''s piano in a moment of rapture, into a genuine religious artefact.'' NICK CAVE On Thursday 1 July, 1999, Dr Nina Simone gave a rare performance as part of Nick Cave''s Meltdown Festival. After the show, in a state of awe, Warren Ellis crept onto the stage, took Dr Simone''s piece of chewed gum from the piano, wrapped it in her stage towel and put it in a Tower Records bag. The gum remained with him for twenty years; a sacred totem, his creative muse, growing in significance with every passing year. In 2019, Cave - his collaborator and great friend - asked Warren if there was anything he could contribute to display in his Stranger Than Kindness exhibition. Warren realised the time had come to release the gum. Together they agreed it should be housed in a glass case like a holy relic. Worrying the gum would be damaged or lost, Warren decided to first have it cast in silver and gold, sparking a chain of events that no one could have predicted, one that would take him back to his childhood and his relationship to found objects. Nina Simone''s Gum is about how something so small can form beautiful connections between people. It is a story about the meaning we place on things, on experiences, and how they become imbued with spirituality. It is a celebration of artistic process, friendship, understanding and love.
The definitive exploration of John Lennon's first major solo album after the break-up of the Beatles. With first-hand commentary by John & Yoko, members of the Plastic Ono Band and other key figures in their lives, and packed with evocative and revealing letters, artworks and photographs, this incisive volume offers new insights into the raw emotions and open mindset of Lennon after marriage to Ono and the break-up of the Beatles.