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Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks (Deluxe Edition)

Stephen Farthing, Ed Webb-Ingall


A deluxe edition of this intimate portrait of one of Britain’s most influential film-makers – limited to 500 copies, slipcased and with three prints from the sketchbooks

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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. 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.

Contributions from people closely tied to Jarman’s work (including actress Tilda Swinton, musician Toyah Willcox, artist Andrew Logan, Neil Tennant from the Pet Shop Boys, and Jarman’s partner Keith Collins) 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.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 31.0 x 24.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 196

Publication date: 30 September 2013

ISBN: 9780500517185

Contents List

Contents: ‘Foreword’ Tilda Swinton • ‘An Introduction to Derek Jarman as Film-maker’ Jon Savage • ‘Early Experiments with Film 1964–1977’ Andrew Logan • ‘Jubilee to Angelic Conversation 1978–1986’ Toyah Willcox • ‘Caravaggio 1986’ Christopher Hobbs • ‘The Last of England to War Requiem 1987–1989’ James Mackay • ‘The Garden 1990’ Howard Sooley • Edward II to Glitterbug 1991–1993 Neil Tennant • ‘Blue 1994–1997’ Keith Collins

About the Author

Stephen Farthing is a painter and 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.

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