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Gered Mankowitz [Hardcover]

Gered Mankowitz
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2 Sep 2013
Gered Mankowitz is the photographer who created the enduring and defining image of the rock star as we know it today Inspired to take up photography by the comedian Peter Sellers, Mankowitz opened his first studio in 1963. Finding himself at the centre of Swinging London, he soon established himself as one of the most prominent music photographers on the scene. This book showcases Mankowitz s most striking and beautiful photographs from the 1960s to the 2000s. Encompassing the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Marianne Faithfull, Led Zeppelin, Eurythmics, Kate Bush, Oasis and many others, 50 Years of Rock and Roll Photography contains some of music s most important and iconic images. Record industry insider and author Brian Southall supplies incisive background text on the subjects, while Mankowitz recounts anecdotes of his 50 years behind the lens. Introduced by Peter York and complete with forewords by music legends Annie Lennox, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman, this is the most extensive and varied collection of Gered Mankowitz s work ever published.

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Goodman Books (2 Sep 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847960650
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847960658
  • Product Dimensions: 29.4 x 23.8 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 139,756 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Featuring the rock photographer's finest work, this handsome tome includes defining images of Hendrix, the Stones and many others. --Event, Mail on Sunday

An incredible book --Planet Rock

Pulling together five decades of iconic images of rock and pop megastars such as Jimi Hendrix, The Stones and Led Zeppelin, this glossy tome serves as a music history full of unexpected faces in random places ... Includes a glowing foreword from Rolling Stone Richards. --Shortlist

...Chronicles some of the most captivating images in music history --Metro

...a stunning hardback book --Huffington Post

A wonderful book ... an ideal Christmas gift --Absolute

...a stunning hardback book --Huffington Post

A wonderful book ... an ideal Christmas gift --Absolute

About the Author

Gered Mankowitz is one of the most important photographers in the history of popular music. Born in London in 1946, he was introduced to photography by Peter Sellers. He worked as an apprentice of Tom Blau at Camera Press and worked for Alec Murray and Jeff Vickers before setting up his own studio in central London. He created enduring and defining images of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful and many other rock stars throughout five decades. Some of Gered's images have become part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery. He works from his home in Cornwall and lectures at University College Falmouth.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 50years of pop photography 21 Nov 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane 11 Jan 2014
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Gered Mankowitz is a photographer whose work I became familiar with and admired soon after I began listening to LPs back in the 70s. This book includes many of my favourite portraits of rock and pop stars together with several which I recognised although I didn't know until I read this book that they were by Mankowitz.
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