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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 19 Jun 2008
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Joanna Wace (Brighton, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Patti Smith: Land 250 (Hardcover)
This is a truly beautiful book. 291 pages of wonderful black and white images from Patti's life. Perhaps the photos themselves aren't technically perfect, but I love their dark graininess and the way they reveal so much about her life and her passions. Her reverence for the people who have inspired her and the sense of her pilgrimage to see the places they lived and the objects they lived with is communicated with a quiet humility and almost meditative spaciousness. Just gorgeous.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Snapshots of a rare life, 17 Jan 2011
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Robert Blunden (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Patti Smith: Land 250 (Hardcover)
A more beautiful book than I had expected. Large hardbacks have substance. Patti Smith says she is not a photographer. Well she takes pictures doesn't she ? Although these are technically not sophisticated photographs, they have a beauty and atmosphere that is hard not to feel. Together these fragments of a life make up something rather special. Patti Smith is hard to define and has avoided commercial exploitation. Without a fixed label, she is hard to focus on. But this book of fascinating images does give a good picture of this rare woman's life. I find these images very appealing. I find these glimpses into a rare life extraordinary. They say there is no smoke without fire. I say there are no beautiful images without an extraordinary person behind the camera. I recommend this book to anyone with eyes to see and a heart to see more than others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful "diary", 18 April 2013
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Karolina Piech "designer" (Krakow,Poland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Patti Smith: Land 250 (Hardcover)
Photos taken by one of the iconic women in the world, for photography lovers and Patti's lovers specially.Highly recommended, amazing paper quality and layout. That is not only a simple book, feels more like a beautiful album with the photos from your best friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An artist can be expressive in any form, 9 April 2011
This review is from: Patti Smith: Land 250 (Hardcover)
This book is great! In its small introduction, Patti Smith says that she is not a photographer. Neither am I and I truly enjoyed looking at the pictures. They are minimal, some are blurry, some have movement, some are off-center. There is an artistic freedom about them with which, as an artist myself, I can totally relate. The handwritten descriptions, although at times illegible, bring out a vintage quality to this work.
An expression says that a picture is worth a thousand words. This collection of pictures taken throughout a lifetime portrays a story, the story of a unique personality, a pioneering singer and above all, a woman.
I would definitely recommend this book.
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Patti Smith: Land 250 by Patti Smith (Hardcover - 12 May 2008)
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