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    Linda McCartney: Life in Photographs (Hardback)(English / French / German) By (photographer) Linda McCartney, Contributions by Annie Leibovitz, Contributions by Martin Harrison, Edited by Alison Castle

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    DescriptionThis title shows the world through Linda's lens. This is 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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    Title
    Linda McCartney
    Subtitle
    Life in Photographs
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) Linda McCartney, Contributions by Annie Leibovitz, Contributions by Martin Harrison, Edited by Alison Castle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 265 mm
    Height: 374 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 2,608 g
    Language
    English
    French
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836527286
    ISBN 10: 3836527286
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    DC22: 770.92, 779.092
    BISAC V2.8: PHO023080
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AJCD
    Edition
    Multilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Multilingual
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Linda McCartney (nee Eastman) was born in New York in 1941. She took a photo course with Hazel Archer and studied art history at the University of Arizona before settling in New York City, where she began her photo career shooting rock portraits. Outside of her photography, which has been exhibited in over 50 galleries worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Bonni Benrubi Gallery, and the International Center of Photography, Linda McCartney is known for her passionate animal rights activism and her staunch vegetarianism. She wrote cookbooks and founded her own brand of frozen vegetarian meals, all the while raising a family, continuing to take photographs, and participating as a Wings band member alongside Paul. She died of breast cancer in 1998 at the age of 56. Annie Leibovitz has been a working photographer for forty years. She was the chief photographer for Rolling Stone and then the first contributing photographer for the revived Vanity Fair. In addition to her editorial work at Vanity Fair, and later at Vogue, she has created several award-winning advertising campaigns. She has been designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Martin Harrison is a historian of art and photography and exhibitions curator. He worked with Linda McCartney on Roadworks (1996), Light from Within (2001), and her exhibitions at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television and the International Center of Photography. He has published widely on photography and, most recently, the paintings of Francis Bacon. Alison Castle received a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in photography and film from New York University (NYU/International Center of Photography masters program). She is the editor of titles on photography, film, and design, including Some Like it Hot and The Stanley Kubrick Archives.