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|Book Description :Containing 120,000 words and 300-plus images - many of them rare and previously unpublished - The Look is the definitive account of the combustion which occurs when fantastic style meets great music, from Elvis Presley to Pete Doherty.
Meanwhile the limited edition 11-track CD which comes with the book includes songs by David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Miles Davis and Boy George.
With a foreword by the maverick creator of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm McLaren, and an introduction by international fashion mogul Paul Smith, The Look celebrates the style of such iconic artists as Elvis, The Beatles, the Velvet Underground, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, as well as the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Madonna, Sean "Diddy" Combes, Oasis, Andre 3000 and Gwen Stefani.
"The Look" is the definitive account of the growth of one of the biggest businesses in global entertainment, taking in characters and adventures from Los Angeles and Memphis to London, Paris and Tokyo. First published in 2001, it includes interviews with the pop stars, designers and tailors behind such iconic artists as Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, as well as the Sex Pistols, Madonna, P Diddy and Gwen Stefani. This new edition is presented in a larger format with an additional 32 pages and the added bonus of a limited edition CD, new images and additional exclusive interviews. It is fully revised and updated with a new introduction by Sir Paul Smith and contributions from Boy George, Stella McCartney, Katharine Hamnett and Patricia Fields amongst others. The first edition received rave reviews - in national, international and consumer press. This edition is fully revised, re-designed and provides the definitive account of rock and pop fashion from the 1950s to 2005. The limited edition CD provides the perfect companion. "The Look" contains interviews with leading designers from Elvis's tailor Bernard Lansky to today's fashionistas all of whom have influenced the way generations dressed. It features: 30,000 additional words - 120,000 in total; 50+ new photographs - 250 in total - many exclusive to this book; popular music from 50s rock and roll through the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Pink Floyd and The Who in the 60s to Punk, New Romantic and Mods, Hip Hop, Acid House, and contemporary acts from Madonna and Goldfrapp to Franz Ferdinand; fashion, art and design - including students and graduates; and celebrity culture.
About the Author : Paul Gorman is a London-based writer who has worked in the US, the Uk and Asia, contributing to such publications as Music week, Screen International, GQ, Radio Times, Evening Standard, Mojo, Heat, Word, and the Daily Telegraph.
His books include the definitive history of the music press In Their Own Write (2001); Nine Lives, with Goldie (2002); the Sunday Times bestseller Straight, with Boy George (2005); and Blood & Fire, with Robin & Ali Campbell (2005).