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Birth of the Cool: 1957-1969

Author: Martin Harrison (Author), David Bailey (Photographer)
ISBN #: 0670888184
Price: $45.00
Publisher: Viking Studio
Publisher Location: New York
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: near fine
Edition: First edition
Pub Date: 1999
Lightest shelf wear to the book and jacket. First printing, full number line. Clean and unmarked. A gorgeous photographic collection of Bailey's 60's work in London during the "Swining Sixties". Includes his work with rock musicians notably the Rolling Stones, fashion mostly for Vogue for which he was a frequent photographer, and many of the famous and infamous of the era. From Wikipedia: "Along with Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, Bailey captured and helped create the 'Swinging London' of the 1960s: a culture of fashion and celebrity chic. The three photographers socialised with actors, musicians and royalty, and found themselves elevated to celebrity status. Together, they were the first real celebrity photographers, named by Norman Parkinson "the Black Trinity". The film Blowup (1966), directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, depicts the life of a London fashion photographer (played by David Hemmings) whose character was inspired by Bailey. The "Swinging London" scene was aptly reflected in his Box of Pin-Ups (1964): a box of poster-prints of 1960s celebrities including Terence Stamp, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton, PJ Proby, Cecil Beaton, Rudolf Nureyev, Andy Warhol and notorious East End gangsters, the Kray twins. The Box was an unusual and unique commercial release. It reflected the changing status of the photographer that one could sell a collection of prints in this way. Strong objection to the presence of the Krays by fellow photographer, Lord Snowdon, was the major reason no American edition of the "Box" was released, and that a second British edition was not issued. The record sale for a copy of 'Box of Pin-Ups' is reported as "north of 20,000"." The Kray photos are included in this collection. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!