An intimate and forthright collection of images illustrating the remarkable career and lyrical output of "one of rocks original poets" (The New York Times).
The release of any new material by legendary poet and musician Patti Smith, either written or recorded, is cause for celebration. When Smith released her lyrics in a lavishly illustrated and annotated book, crowds turned out in record numbers across the country at book festivals, libraries, and local clubs to celebrate this artists magnificent and ongoing journey in words and music. The Chicago Tribune described the first edition of Patti Smiths Complete as "a collection of her songwriting oeuvre, notes, and unpublished photos by Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Liebovitz, and countless memorabilia from the complex life of this nearly fifty-two-year-old image of American individuality." Now in a completely updated paperback filled with new photos and lyrics from her last two records, Gung Ho and Trampin, and with a brand new cover, here are the words and pictures that influenced a generation from the fever pitch of performance to the solitude of the artist. Never has a collection of lyrics offered up images from a lifetime as intimate and forthright as those collected in Patti Smith Complete
Featuring never-before-seen photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe and Annie Liebovitz plus original artwork and text by Smith, this book presents a living commemoration of Smith's unique contribution to music and the empowerment of people through her message of work, love, and charity. 150 photos.
Patti Smith, geboren 1946 in Chicago, Rockmusikerin, Dichterin, Performance-Künstlerin, Malerin und Fotografin. Seit dem Album Horses (1975) eine Ikone der Punk-, Wave- und Frauenbewegung. 2008 zeigte Patti Smith ihr künstlerisches Werk in Paris. 2007 wurde Patti Smith in die Rock n Roll Hall of Fame aufgenommen. Patti Smith hat zwei Kinder und lebt in New York City.