Assassinated Beauty - Kevin Cummins (Hardcover)

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In the early nineties, a group of disaffected and fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys exploded onto a British music scene still in thrall to rave and acid house. It was the legendary photographer Kevin Cummins who captured James, Sean, Richey and Nicky in their most uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. Assassinated Beauty is a unique record of a band on a mission to reclaim rock and roll through literature, image and thrilling guitar pop. Working at the NME and already famous for his association with the classic images of Joy Division, The Smiths and Stone Roses, Cummins was the ideal photographer to capture the essence of a band who understood and manipulated androgynous and decadent imagery. These photographs document the period just before the release of Generation Terrorists (1992) up to Holy Bible (1995) and the subsequent disappearance of guitarist and lyricist, Richey Edwards. A revealing mix of studio shots and never-seen-before behind-the-scenes photographs and the ultimate portrait of one of the last great British rock and roll bands.

Product Details

Barcode
9780571312139
Department
Books
Released
4 Dec 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Kevin Cummins
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Edition
Main
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
254 x 204 x 204mm (875g)

Annotation

The author captured in photographs James, Sean, Richey and Nicky in their most uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. This is a unique record of a band on a mission to reclaim rock and roll through literature, image and thrilling guitar pop.

Summary

In the early nineties, a group of disaffected and fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys exploded onto a British music scene still in thrall to rave and acid house. It was the legendary photographer Kevin Cummins who captured James, Sean, Richey and Nicky in their most uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. Assassinated Beauty is a unique record of a band on a mission to reclaim rock n roll through literature, image and thrilling guitar pop. Working at the NME and already famous for his association with the classic images of Joy Division, The Smiths and Stone Roses, Cummins was the ideal photographer to capture the essence of a band who understood and manipulated androgynous and decadent imagery.

These photographs document the period just before the release of Generation Terrorists (1992) up to Holy Bible (1995) and the subsequent disappearance of guitarist and lyricist, Richey Edwards. A revealing mix of studio shots and never-seen-before behind the scenes photographs and the ultimate portrait of one of the last great British rock 'n' roll bands.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Performing Arts
BISAC Subject 1
Photography / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity
BISAC Subject 2
Music / Genres & Styles / Rock
BIC Classification 1
Rock & Pop music
BIC Classification 2
Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Dewey Classification
782.421660922
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Kevin Cummins was born in Manchester and was the NME's chief photographer for over a decade. Revered worldwide as one of the finest music photographers of our time, he is the author of the acclaimed book of Joy Division photographs, Juvenes, and We're Not Really Here: Manchester City's Final Season at Maine Road.