9984 DURAN DURAN Unseen 144 Page Book SOFTCOVER Version GIFT IDEA
Hard to find, 144 page, 2005 first edition with softcover.
Rare collection of photographs that captures the essence of the post-punk glamour scene in the industrial English city of Birmingham in the early 1980s, including the rise of one of its most successful global exports, the pop band Duran Duran.
Paul Edmonds distinctive style is best described as glamour reportage, with an uncanny ability for catching the moment, delving just below the image his subjects so desperately want to project without losing the magic.
Pictures are both immediate and unmistakeably of their period, sometimes funny and often poignant.
To celebrate the rebirth of Duran Duran as a touring band, the band's original design team of Malcolm Garrett and Kasper de Graaf assembled this book of outstanding and mostly unpublished photographs of not only the band themselves but also the Birmingham music, fashion and club scene from which they sprang. All the photographs were taken by Birmingham photographer Paul Edmond in 1980 and 1981, during the period when Duran Duran first sprang to fame with the release of their debut single, 'Planet Earth', in March 1981. Besides Duran Duran, Paul Edmond was friendly with all the leading exponents of the Birmingham style explosion: Patti Belle and Jane Kahn, (whose label Kahn & Belle typified post-punk glam style), Jon Mulligan, lead singer of the band Fashion, and Jane Farrimond and Martin Degville, who created the fashion label Ya Ya - and who later became famous as members of the band Sigue Sigue Sputnik.The result is a scintillating pictorial record of the heyday of the New Romantic movement, captured through the lives of many of its key players.
The book is in near mint condition