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(2010/EDEL) Hardcover, 28.5x28.5 cm, 110 Seiten/pages, 3-CD (52 tracks), Photobook (b&w), Limited Edition. ELVIS the early years - Erster Plattenvertrag, Aufnahmesessions in den RCA-Studios, Durchbruch zur Identifikationsfigur des Rock´n´Roll, Charterfolge, Schauspielkarriere - r9 c4-1959 waren zweifelsohne die bedeutsamsten Jahre des King of Rock´n´Roll. In dieser Zeit wurde Elvis batik von dent beriihinten Fotografen Alfred Wertheimer begleitet, der ungehinderten Zutritt zuni Leben des King hatte. Wertheimer schuf so ein isztirrres Portrat des Stars in der Zeit, die seinen Ruhm begriindete. Die Bilder Sind auflergewohnlich - ungekiinstelt, spontan and mittlerweile so beriihnzt it/le Kiinstler und Fotograf selbst. »Elvis - The Early Years. - eine Kooperation mit delis Elvis Presley Estate (Graceland) - präsentiert eine exklusive Aitswahl von Wertheimers Elvis Presley-Fotografen. Die dells Bitch beiliegenden CDs enthalten ilber 5o ausgewahlte Songs aus den friihen jahren des King.
Throughout art history, certain creative geniuses have helped to steer art in a completely new direction - and their influence has in many cases been extraordinary, enduring down the centuries to impact on future generations of artists, sculptors and architects. This lavish publication looks back over the centuries to explore the life and work of some of history´s most influential artists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054949de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Anne Truitt (1921 - 2004) was a sculptor, painter, mother, and grandmother. Her journals provide both illumination and nourishment. This is the journal of an artist, as well as ´´an extraordinary woman: sensitive, intelligent, perceptive.´´ (Doris Grumbach). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Truitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010733de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her widely acclaimed earlier memoirs, Daybook and Turn, Anne Truitt charted her life as an artist, mother and teacher. In Prospect, Truitt looks at the far end of her life´s arc and feels the urgent need to reevaluate what she has done. A major retrospective of her sculpture in a New York gallery offers a daunting but exhilarating chance for the work to be considered anew. Meanwhile, a forced retirement from her teaching position leads her to examine her own vulnerability. In lambent and affecting prose, Truitt muses on the mingling of art and life, celebrates the love of family, and envisions the possibilities that the future yet holds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alice Rosengard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013159de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television and film. Forging connections with an astonishing array of consequential players on the American scene in the decades following World War II - from Paul Robeson to Ed Sullivan, John Kennedy to Stokely Carmichael - Belafonte established his place in American culture as a hugely popular singer, matinee idol, internationalist, and champion of civil rights, black pride, and black power. In Becoming Belafonte, Judith E. Smith presents the first full-length interpretive study of this multitalented artist. She sets Belafonte´s compelling story within a history of American race relations, black theater and film history, McCarthy-era hysteria, and the challenges of introducing multifaceted black culture in a moment of expanding media possibilities and constrained political expression. Smith traces Belafonte´s roots in the radical politics of the 1940s, his careful negotiation of the complex challenges of the Cold War 1950s, and his full flowering as a civil rights advocate and internationally acclaimed performer in the 1960s. In Smith´s account, Belafonte emerges as a relentless activist, a questing intellectual, and a tireless organizer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Quintin W. Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068315de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this mini biography you are brought along on a journey through Tom Waits studio albums, from his debut in the 1970s up to the present day. The author describes each albums´ characteristics, with a few chosen songs as examples, and follows Waits´ development as a musician and artist in an entertaining way. Critiques of the times are also given some space. This is a perfect introduction to this artist´s unique musical expression and exciting career. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gavin Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/grig/000028de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Margaret Collyer´s beautifully written autobiography describes her life as an artist and pioneer farmer in Kenya during the first half of the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Hilary Neville. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adrt/000005de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marina Abramovic, the legendary performance artist, is legendary for a reason. She has spent four decades making traumatic and transcendent artworks using her own body as a material, breaking through the boundaries of the acceptable in visual art. In the early 1970s alone, she lost consciousness while lying in the center of a burning five-pointed star (symbol of the communism of her native Yugoslavia), took pills to induce hyperactivity and then catatonia, and remained determinedly passive as an audience member pushed a loaded gun to her neck. When Marina Abramovic Dies examines the extraordinary life and death-defying work of one of contemporary art´s most important and pioneering performance artists. It chronicles the artist´s formative and until now undocumented years in Yugoslavia and looks closely at Abramovic´s partnership with the German artist Ulay - one of the twentieth century´s great examples of the fusion of artistic and private life. In their final performance, Abramovic and Ulay walked toward each other from opposite ends of the Great Wall of China until, after ninety days, they met in the middle and said goodbye. In one of many performances of the renewed solo career that followed, Abramovic famously lived in a New York gallery for twelve days without eating or speaking, nourished only by eye contact with the audience. It was here, in 2002, that author James Westcott first encountered Abramovic, beginning an exceptionally close collaboration of biographer and subject. For When Marina Abramovic Dies, Westcott draws on his personal observations of Abramovic, his unprecedented access to her archive, and hundreds of hours of interviews with the artist and the people closest to her. The result is a unique and vivid portrait of the charismatic self-proclaimed ´´grandmother of performance art.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kathleen Gati. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011218de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was obvious that Take That´s Gary Barlow would follow a solo career. ´´I´d always been a solo artist,´´ says Gary, ´´and the other members of the band were aware that the band was built around me.´´ When Robbie Williams decided to quit the band, it only hastened the eventual split of the UK´s most successful boy band. After that split, many people saw Gary as the new George Michael, but he sees himself more like Elton John - someone who is ultra creative in songwrting. This is not a music release by the artist or record company and sound quality may vary. In this exclusive audiobiography, Gary is honest and focused about his future, revealing about Take That and the split, and his talents as a solo artist and singer songwriter. Fans and collectors will cherish this unique audiobiog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rockview. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rock/000035de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.