Assassinated Beauty by Kevin Cummins - Limited Edition
Hand Signed by Kevin Cummins and members of Manic Street Preachers
Hardback 1st Slipcase Limited (100 copies) Edition
New & Unread - Published in 2015
In the early nineties, a group of fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys exploded onto a British music scene. James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, Sean Moore and Richey Edwards. Formed in Blackwood, South Wales, in 1986, Manic Street Preachers have grown to become one of Britain's most respected and influential bands, known for their politicised and highly literate lyrics, and their emotively crafted songs.
It was the legendary photographer Kevin Cummins who captured James, Sean, Richey and Nicky in their most uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. Assassinated Beauty is a unique record of a band on a mission to reclaim rock ‘n roll through literature, image and thrilling guitar pop. Working at the NME and already famous for his association with the classic images of Joy Division, The Smiths and Stone Roses, Cummins was the ideal photographer to capture the essence of a band who understood and manipulated androgynous and decadent imagery.
Limited Edition Specification:
- 192pages as per standard edition, plus tipped-in signed numbered limitation page
- Book full-bound in dark grey cloth, large debossed area on front panel containing printed image of Richie on art paper, title blocked on front and spine in white foil.
- The book is signed by the members of Manic Street Preachers and Kevin Cummins
- Head & Tail bands, gold endpapers
- Package to contain exclusive high-quality print, signed by Kevin Cummins, numbered
- Printed paper-covered slipcase (leopard skin pattern), supermatt lamination and white foil blocking
- Brown paper wrapped and numbered label
Renowned photographer Kevin Cummins has been photographing the band from the early nineties, and Assassinated Beauty contains a selection of his best work - much of it previously unpublished. The book traces the arc of the Manics - through their initial success and the years leading up to the tragic disappearance of Richey in 1995, to their reinvention as a three-piece and the global recognition which continues to this day.
About the Photographer: Manchester born Kevin Cummins has an international reputation as one of the world's leading photographers. His iconic portraits of rock musicians as diverse as Joy Division, The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Love and David Bowie have graced magazine covers, galleries and bedroom walls the world over and are included in the collection of The National Portrait Gallery and The V&A among others.
Format: Hardback Slipcased Limited 1st Edition
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