by Kirchherr, Astrid; Voormann, Klaus; Harrison, George [foreword]; McCartney, Paul [Afterword]
London: Genesis Publications Limited, 1999. Limited Edition, #1453/2500. Hardcover. Quarto, 138 pages; VG; Each copy of Hamburg Days is quarter bound in Italian cloth, with lithographed front and back covers. Master printed and image-varnished on 200gsm matt art paper, with trace paper leaves and coloured wraps, the twin volumes are housed in a lithographed solander box, complete with metal name plates. The boxed set's art direction was overseen by Klaus Voormann.; Introduced by George Harrison and Paul McCartney, Hamburg Days is a two volume boxed set. Strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies worldwide, each is co-signed by Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann. Volume 1 - This 228-page volume presents Klaus Voormann and Astrid Kirchherr's story in more than 80,000 words, with drawings by Voormann and the complete collection of Kirchherr's Hamburg photographs. Volume 2 - The 72-page second volume presents, complete with large folding plates, reproductions of the Hamburg Days paintings with associated artwork and commentary. Original packing present; WD consignment; shelved case 13. 'Klaus was part of a group of The Beatles' friends in Hamburg. Now he has made some 'memory drawings' of our Hamburg days which are not only beautiful drawings in themselves, but which capture the spirit of the times. The really good thing about Klaus, his drawings, and this book, however, is that - unlike many other people - he was actually there!' - Paul McCartney from his Afterword; In hundreds of original pencil sketches, watercolour paintings and pastel drawings, Hamburg Days Volume 1 is illustrated throughout with the artwork of Klaus Voormann. In addition, Hamburg Days Volume 2 is dedicated to a series of photo-realistic oil paintings specially commissioned by Genesis. Volume 2 reveals each stage of Klaus' design process. Starting with rough sketches of his memories, Klaus reconstructed scenes using actors and photography to create a visual reference for each finished painting. Complete with large fold-out pages, Klaus's oil paintings are exclusively reproduced in Hamburg Days Volume 2, with supporting sketches and artist commentary. [Genesis]; Astrid Kirchherr (born 20 May 1938) is a German photographer and artist and is well known for her association with the Beatles (along with her friends Klaus Voormann and Jürgen Vollmer), and her photographs of the band's original members - John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best - during their early days in Hamburg.; Klaus Voormann (born 29 April 1938) is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles, Harry Nilsson, the Bee Gees, Wet Wet Wet and Turbonegro. Voormann's most notable work as a producer was his work with the band Trio, including their worldwide hit "Da Da Da". As a musician, Voormann is best known for being the bassist for Manfred Mann from 1966 to 1969, and for performing as a session musician on a host of recordings, including "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon and on many recordings of the former members of the Beatles. Voormann's association with The Beatles dates back to their time in Hamburg in the early 1960s. He lived in the band's London flat with George Harrison and Ringo Starr after John Lennon and Paul McCartney moved out to live with their respective partners, and designed the cover of their album Revolver, for which he won a Grammy Award. Following the band's split, rumours circulated of the formation of a group named the Ladders, consisting of Lennon, Harrison, Starr and Voormann. This failed to materialise; however, all four would-be Ladders (plus Billy Preston) performed on the Starr track "I'm the Greatest", and Voormann did play on solo albums by Lennon, Harrison and Starr, as well briefly being a member of the Plastic Ono Band. In the 1990s, he designed the artwork for The Beatles Anthology albums.;. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 9-35-1317145)
Rare, Out-of-Print Books, Graphics, Appraisals, Search Service
Shipping & Return Policies
30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged. Trade discounts only on items not identified on inventory with special discounts
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.