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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel; Reprint edition (29 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791348213
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791348216
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 19.6 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 486,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alternating between rich, vibrant colour and gritty black and white, these photographs capture a spirit of unapologetic defiance in clothing as well as attitude, every bit as strong today as it was sixty years ago. --Davida, 8 September 2010

A multi-layered visual narrative that is as fascinating as it is stunning to look at. --Plectrum - The Cultural Pick, 14 September 2010

Lurching between punchy black & white and strong colour, the images in this book describe a sub culture that has survived from the 1950s, and which is very much alive today. --Black & White Photography, Nov 2010

Rock-n-roll is here to stay, it will never die claimed Danny and the Juniors in 1958 and this book of contemporary portraits of British rockers, by London-based photographer Friedrichs, is the proof. --Octane Jan 2011

'This book captures those committed to keeping the spirit of rebellion and defiance alive...with pictures in both black & white and rich colour [Friedrichs] has captured some unique images.' --The Dubliner 7th Oct 2010

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HORST A. FRIEDRICHS' photographs have appeared in Stern, The Independent, and The New York Times. He is the author of Or Glory: 21st Century Rockers and Cycle Style (both by Prestel). He lives in London.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Christine Kettle on 15 Oct. 2010
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I like this book. It's full of photos of people of varying ages but with a commom link .... Rock and Roll and motorbikes. You can see that the older people have a story to tell and that the younger people have yet to live to find their story. I particularly like the black and white photos as I find these more within keeping of the feeling of the Rockers. I'm glad that I've bought it as I find peoples faces very interesting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Valentino on 27 Jun. 2011
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Just like a good photobook should be; Large fullpage photos with no text, apart from desription in the back of the book, and ofc a a little text at the start. The pictures themselves are good quality with a mix of B/W and colours.Most are in colours. You wont be disappointed if you are looking for something different in human portraits. Strongly recommended.
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By Ginger B on 18 Nov. 2013
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Great book full of people i personally know a stepping stone to Horst,s follow up The Art of the leather jacket!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By trigger on 7 Dec. 2010
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This is a great book with plenty of photos of period dressed rockers and bikes.Great for the cafe racer fraternity.
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By Tigerman GB on 5 Oct. 2014
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A great photo album, buy to add to your Rock'N'Roll book shelf.
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By sweep on 14 May 2015
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a must have for all rockers.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MR D.J.THOMPSON on 20 May 2013
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Great book full of brilliant pictures of todays' rocker & rockabilly scene.It's a must have for any old or new rocker.
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