Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks deluxe edition

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks (Deluxe Edition)

  1. Edited by Stephen Farthing
  2. Ed Webb-Ingall
  • ISBN 9780500517185
  • 31.00 x 24.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 256pp
  • 196 Illustrations, 187 in colour
  • First published 2013
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An intimate portrait of one of Britain’s most influential film-makers
Deluxe edition of 500

Derek Jarman Sketchbooks

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• A numbered limited edition of 500 copies
• Features a copy of Derek Jarman’s Sketchbooks and three prints reproduced from the sketchbooks
• The three prints are housed in an envelope tipped in to the book
• At 21.0 x 24.0cm, the book’s trimmed page size is c.15% larger than the trade edition’s
• The book is covered in real blue cloth, and has gold foil blocking both on the spine and in a debossed recess on the frontboard
• The prints are reproduced on 240gsm ‘Loveliness’, a creamy, woodfree uncoated paper
• The whole package is presented in a cloth-covered slipcase

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There are few more complete examples of an artist’s record of their own life than the intimately detailed and beautifully produced books that Derek Jarman created throughout his career.

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Seen together they reveal the story of how he gathered, shaped and made concrete his ideas. Containing poetry, drawings, pressed flowers, photographs, excerpts from scripts and notes, Derek Jarman’s sketchbooks are part autobiography and part social history, bursting with the energy and creativity of this groundbreaking artist. This publication collates the best of Jarman’s sketchbooks to reveal the detailed planning and emotional engagement behind each of his films in more depth than ever before.

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Contributions from people closely tied to Jarman’s work bring to life the filmmaker’s social circle and the cultural climate of Britain in the 1970s and 80s. Excerpts from early scripts, sketches and notes in particular ensure this is destined to be an essential work.

Stephen Farthing is the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. Ed Webb-Ingall is a film producer who holds a research position at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Tilda Swinton’s film debut was Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio, which marked the beginning of a close association with the director.

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks
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