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Just Kids

Just Kids

Author: Patti Smith
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


In Just Kids, Patti Smith's first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies.  An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the same unique, lyrical quality to Just Kids as she has to the rest of her formidable body of work--from her influential 1975 album Horses to her visual art and poetry.

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Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction National Book Award Patti Smith's evocative, honest and moving coming-of-age story of her extraordinary relationship with the artist Robert Mapplethorpe

Reviews

'A sharp, elegiac and finely crafted tribute to their childlike, pre-fame romance, set against the thrilling back drop of New York's countercultural blast' Sunday Times 'Terrifically evocative ... The most spellbinding and diverting portrait of funky-but-chic New York in the late '60s and '70s that any alumnus has committed to print' New York Times 'A tender, harrowing, often hilarious portrait of young lovers forging their paths in an eccentric milieu of Beat poets, Warhol socialites, and transvestites, rock stars and artists ... Much has been written about that time, but Just Kids offers new insight' Vogue 'A touching tribute to their love as well as an incisive account of being young, ambitious and artistic in Seventies New York ... this is a heartfelt, illuminating book' Daily Telegraph

Author description

Patti Smith is a writer, artist and performer. She has recorded ten albums and written five books, and her artwork has been exhibited worldwide. In 2005 she received the Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest grade awarded by the French Republic to eminent artists and writers who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts throughout the world. She lives in New York City.

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General Fields

  • : 9780747568766
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Paperbacks
  • : December 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations
  • : 304
  • : 782.421660922
  • : English
  • : dec 10
  • : Paperback
  • : Patti Smith