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on 29 February 2016
One for Steve McQueen fans, an intimate series of photos and portraits by Photographer William Claxton of quite possibly one of the coolest actors to grace the silver screen. This book covers a fairly short snippet of McQueens acting career and life at home showing both the serious broody nature of his persona but also the joker and petrol head.
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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on 29 December 2011
This is a beautiful book! The pictures are exquisite, a lot of pictures I've never seen before. These photo's are from 1962- 1964. A short period from Steve McQueen's life, but William Claxton had untold access to McQueen. By the sounds of it they were buddies. McQueen always hung out with real people, his kind of people.
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?
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on 5 July 2014
superb photos (black and white with some colour ) of the king of cool at a bargain price. del shrink wrapped for extra protection.
If you are wondering about the description, the language is english (foreword and captions ) with german and french translations .
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on 9 April 2013
This is a fantastic book on the legend McQueen. It has a handful of beautiful photos from a certain time, this is the perfect book to look through and appreciate the kind of man he was. The photos beautifully reflect his personality and interests at this point. You can also see the relationships he had.
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on 9 January 2010
This book of photographs has some unseen pictures of Steve in different styles with friends and family at work and play and showing his passion for his motor bikes etc. Very well presented by his friend the photographer it is a must for any collector can't say much more other than buy it.
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on 18 February 2010
wow - a really thick book, all glossy & hardback - even arrived sealed in plastic wrap - it was much better than I expected for the price, shame it doesn't explain what aig book it is etc in the listing. Beautiful photos etc.
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on 27 May 2017
OK just lots of photos
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on 11 August 2010
The late great William Claxton was perhaps the only guy who Steve Mcqueen trusted to get up close and personal and take pictures of him and his family throughout his life and it shows in this book..
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
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on 10 April 2014
I found the pictures great the show a different side to McQueen that the movies never got to see, it's a timeless book that you will still think is good in twenty years time. McQueen is an absolute legend, any fan of McQueen definitely needs to own this book,
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on 10 April 2014
Great book value, lots of quality and rare photos of Steve and his lifestyle. The book is on my coffee table and it gets lots of attention whenever someone comes to my house.
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