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Linda McCartney : Life in Photographs - Annie Leibovitz

Linda McCartney : Life in Photographs

By: Annie Leibovitz (Text by), Linda McCartney (Text by, Photographer), Stella McCartney (Text by), Mary McCartney (Text by)

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Published: 1st June 2011
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This large-format coffee table hardcover book is a real treasure. It is a piece of history. The photographs assembled are a snapshot of the sixties and seventies in particular when the McCartney family was immersed in the rock and roll world and because Linda McCartney was so intimately connected to everyone through Paul and their circle of friends we get to see that world in quite a special way. The people and places are sometimes ones we know and then there are just some that are obscure people and everyday places. However, nothing takes away from the absolutely gifted photographic talent that Linda McCartney had and was able to capture and produce on film. She had an eye for the shot and a beautiful sense of the light and dark shades of her subjects.
A real treasure and a highly recommended book for all photography lovers especially those with a passion for portrait photography, people who grew up and have fond memories of the sixties and seventies or a beautiful and stunning gift for someone special.
Reviewed by Tony Nash, Booktopia's CEO

Book Description

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

A retrospective of Linda McCartney's life and photography

In 1966, during a brief stint as a receptionist for Town and Country magazine, Linda Eastman snagged a press pass to a very exclusive promotional event for the Rolling Stones aboard a yacht on the Hudson River; her fresh, candid photographs of the band were far superior to the formal shots made by the band’s official photographer, and she was instantly on the way to making a name for herself as a top rock ’n’ roll photographer. On May 11, 1968, when her portrait of Eric Clapton was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, she entered the record books as the first woman to have that honor. During her tenure as the leading photographer of the late 1960s’ musical scene, she captured many of rock’s most important musicians on film, including Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Doors, and the Grateful Dead. In 1967, Linda went to London to document the "Swinging Sixties," where she met Paul McCartney at the Bag ’o Nails club and subsequently photographed the Beatles during a launch event for the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul and Linda fell in love, and were married on March 12, 1969. For the next three decades, until her untimely death, she devoted herself to her family, vegetarianism, animal rights, and photography.

From her early rock ’n’ roll portraits, through the final years of the Beatles, via touring with Wings to raising four children with Paul, Linda captured her whole world on film. Her shots range from spontaneous family pictures to studio sessions with Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, as well as artists Willem de Kooning and Gilbert and George. Always unassuming and fresh, her work displays a warmth and feeling for the precise moment that captures the essence of any subject. Whether photographing her children, celebrities, animals, or a fleeting moment of everyday life, she did so without pretension or artifice.

This retrospective volume - selected from her archive of over 200,000 images - is produced in close collaboration with Paul McCartney and their children. As such, it is a moving personal journal and a lasting testament to Linda’s talent.

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5.0

great book

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    As a photographer I love the presentation of this book; the images are beautiful and clear, layout is well thought out and the production qualities are excellent. But the bottom line is this book is a loving tribute to an interesting woman and photographer, filled with beautiful words and memories.

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      ISBN: 9783836527286
      ISBN-10: 3836527286
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 288
      Published: 1st June 2011
      Dimensions (cm): 38.3 x 27.9  x 3.7
      Weight (kg): 2.62