Steve McQueen (25th Anniversary Special Edtn) Hardcover – 15 Aug 2008
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"It is a testament to Claxton's eye and skill that it does more than simply show a movie star as work and play. Claxton brings a lost era alive through his subject."-Value Rich Magazine, Palm Springs "One time when I was with him, he drove a brand new Ford convertible, with only thirty miles on the speedometer, at top speed for such a long stretch of the Texas highway that the engine began to smoke and eventually caught on fire. He slowed down and shouted to me, "Clax, when I tell you to jump, jump!" We did jump out of the car just as it burst into flames. Steve sat on the side of the country road at a safe distance from the burning vehicle and laughed his head off." - William Claxton"
About the Author
California-native Steve Crist's TASCHEN titles include Andre de Dienes's Marilyn, William Claxton's Steve McQueen, and The Polaroid Book. William Claxton began his career shooting jazz record cover art. His iconic images of Chet Baker, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday and many others reflect his preeminence among photographers of jazz music. Claxton worked for many of the biggest publishers including Life, Paris Match, and Vogue magazines. His work has been shown in galleries around the world, and his photographic prints are now sought after by collectors of fine art photography.
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If you are wondering about the description, the language is english (foreword and captions ) with german and french translations .
You get behind the scenes photo's from "Love With The Proper Stranger" and "Baby The Rain Must Fall." As well as shot's at home (The Castle), with his family. Photo's, dirt-biking with his mates. Photo's of McQueen horsing around. And photo's of McQueen and his wife on a road trip with the photographer and his wife.
It would have been nicer to see photo's from other periods in Steve's life. But these pictures are special. If you love Steve McQueen, you have got to get this book.
I bought this from Amazon. It arrived within 5 days. The book was in cellophane, in pristine condition and well packaged so that even the clumsiest postman, could not harm it. (I'm very fussy about my books, if you hadn't noticed) All this for £7.19 and free p+p, I'm sure it retails in the shops for £25- £30.00. What more could a cheap-skate, Steve McQueen fan ask for?
You can see by the relaxed and at ease look on Steve Mcqueens face throughout all the shots taken of him behind the scenes and within his home.. I would say that through the eyes of this amazing photographer , it feels that you were there. Willam Claxtons pictures make you feel that you knew Steve Mcqueen and his family. I have a huge collection of pictures ,books and items on Steve Mcqueen , but for me this book is the best one for the most speacial pictures of this acting legend.!
A must have for any fan and one to put on your coffee table .. :-D
RIP William Claxton
The book is light on text, it does contain some very cool insights about the photos and the moment captured on film but the black and white insider style nature of the photography make for a great addition to the coffee table book collection for any Steve McQueen fan.
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As a real fan this book hit all the spots.thoroughly enjoying itPublished 2 months ago by p.l.jordan
Amazing! Great Coffeetable book!
And for the price I really can not complaint about the delivery time.
The king of cool in a lovely hardback book with nothing but pictures and a few write ups what more could you want?Published 12 months ago by Edwin1947
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