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    DescriptionAnnie Leibovitz's extraordinary career took off in San Francisco in 1970 when she first submitted a portfolio to Rolling Stone magazine. By 1973 she was the magazine's chief photographer. Since 1983 Annie Leibovitz has worked closely with Vanity Fair, who will be producing a special music issue to coincide with the book. Her subjects include Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Dolly Parton, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry and even Philip Glass. She has created a body of new work for the book, covering the landscape of American music - the juke joints of the Delta, Graceland, B. B. King at his hometown of Indianola in Mississippi and the Carter family in Virginia. The book is a tribute to a great culture in its widest form by the photographer who has understood more than anybody the power of the iconic image.

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    American Music
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Leibovitz, By (author) Etc.
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 252 mm
    Height: 312 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 1,965 g
    ISBN 13: 9780224072717
    ISBN 10: 0224072714

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    BIC subject category V2: AJC, AVH
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: AVGC6
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    LC classification: ML420
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, PHO014000, PHO004000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 782.421640973, 779.9780973
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AGHF, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    Imprint name
    Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publication date
    13 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Annie Leibovitz's previous book, Women, with Susan Sontag, was published by Jonathan Cape in 1999. She lives in New York City.
    Review quote
    Praise for "American Music" "[Leibovitz] explores more deeply than ever the landscape of America's sound, from a New Orleans funeral to a Baptist church to an empty juke joint."-"Vanity Fair" "Leibovitz's approach to both celebrity and non-celebrity musicians is remarkably consistent . . . [Her] conception of glamour is anything but aloof. She situates her subjects right there in front of you."-"The New York Times"
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    The impulse to do AMERICAN MUSIC, writes famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, "came from a desire to return to my original subject and look at it with a mature eye. Bring my experience to it...make it a real American tapestry." Her ambitious idea became AMERICAN MUSIC, a stunning collection of photographs of the musicians, places and people that enrich the landscape of American music. As "Rolling Stone's chief photographer for over thirteen years, Leibovitz created a legendary body of work. Her portraits of some of the world's most talented musicians capture more than the performer, they convey the art of making music. For AMERICAN MUSIC, Leibovitz traveled across the country to juke joints in the Mississippi Delta, honkytonks in Texas, and jazz clubs in New Orleans "to take pictures in places that mean something." In her signature style, she shares stunning portraits of American greats -- B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Bob Dylan, Mary J. Blige, Jon Bon Jovi, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams, Miles Davis, Etta James, Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits, The Dixie Chicks, Dr. Dre, The Roots and many more. AMERICAN MUSIC includes a commentary about the American Music project by Leibovitz, short essays by musicians Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Steve Earle, Mos Def, Ryan Adams, and Beck as well as biographical sketches of all the musicians. "From the Hardcover edition.