A Book of Days (inbunden)
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
186 x 140 x 36 mm
682 g

A Book of Days

The New York Times Bestseller

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2022-11-15
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**THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** A deeply moving and brilliantly idiosyncratic visual book of days by the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train. More than 365 images chart Smiths singular aesthetic - inspired by her wildly popular Instagram In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message Hello Everybody! Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smiths world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books shes reading, the graves of beloved heroes - William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus. Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smiths unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mothers keychain, and a husbands Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are never-before-seen photos of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafs, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world. With 365 photographs, taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful - and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process - A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artists life.
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Beautiful ... a work of creative homage to writers, poets, friends and family * OBSERVER * Inspired by Instagram, the singer and poet started snapping photos on her Land Camera 250 the results are unique, gorgeous and an insight into one year in an extraordinary life * STYLIST, Christmas gift guide * A beautifully bound hardback, giving her readers an image for each day of the year. The pictures celebrate her friends, living and dead, as well as ordinary objects and mementos. All are accompanied by Smiths brief yet poignant texts A Book of Days is a reminder that hope can be found in the tiniest details -- ERICA WAGNER * HARPERS BAZAAR * A photobook that works as a piece of literature, opening windows on a life of incident and inquiry. It is joyous and mournful in equal measure but the overall effect is of the curious possibilities of lifes meandering journey * FINANCIAL TIMES * The result is a charming blend of the exotic and the quotidian ... Its an experience as random and fascinating as the woman herself * BIG ISSUE * She is holding up these rare photos of some little corner of history that has personally dwelt inside her heart and mind for a long while * POPMATTERS * PRAISE FOR PATTI SMITH: Some rock stars shut themselves away from life, but Smiths engagement with the world only deepens * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Tender, harrowing, often hilarious * VOGUE * So honest and pure as to count as a true rapture -- JOAN DIDION Our St John of the Cross, a mystic full of compassion -- EDMUND WHITE Profoundly beautiful, poetic in its prose and metaphysical in its meaning ... A stunning read * FINANCIAL TIMES * The narrating voice is the voice of Smith's music, twisting between the incantations of a priestess and laconic poetry There is plenty of wonderful in this small, sly, mystic book * SPECTATOR * A poetic masterpiece -- JOHNNY DEPP Terrifically evocative ... The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s that any alumnus has committed to print * NEW YORK TIMES * Sharp, elegiac and finely crafted * SUNDAY TIMES *

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Patti Smith is a writer, performer and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary merging of poetry and rock. She has released twelve albums, including Horses, which has been hailed as one of the top one hundred albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Smith had her first exhibit of drawings at the Gotham Book Mart in 1973 and has been represented by the Robert Miller Gallery since 1978. Her books include Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award in 2010, Witt, Babel, Woolgathering, The Coral Sea, Auguries of Innocence, M Train and Year of the Monkey. In 2005, the French Ministry of Culture awarded Smith the prestigious title of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, the highest honour given to an artist by the French Republic. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Smith married Fred Sonic Smith in Detroit in 1980. They had a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Jesse. Smith resides in New York City.