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Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs

Linda McCartney. Life in Photographs (Hardback)

By Leibovitz, Annie
By Harrison, Martin
Edited by Castle, Alison
Photographs by McCartney, Linda

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The world through Linda's eyes: 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. With her fresh, candid photographs of the band, far superior to the formal shots made by the band's official photographer, Linda secured her name as a rock 'n' roll photographer. Two years later, in May 1968, she entered the record books as the first female photographer to have her work featured on the cover of Rolling Stone with her portrait of Eric Clapton. She went on to capture 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, 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 encounters with 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 is a lasting and deeply personal testament to Linda's talent, produced in close collaboration with the McCartney family, with forewords by Paul, Stella, and Mary McCartney. Text in English, French, and German
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ISBN 9783836555586
Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
Publisher Taschen
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9783836555586
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taschen
Imprint Taschen GmbH
Released 1 Jul 2015
Publication Country Germany Germany
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Leibovitz, Annie
By Harrison, Martin
Edited by Castle, Alison
Photographs by McCartney, Linda
Category Individual Photographers
Photographs: Portraits
Photographic Reportage
Number of Pages 280
Dimensions Width: 224mm
Height: 316mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 779.2092
Weight 2,134g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade

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