Item description for Duran Duran Unseen by Paul Edmond Malcolm Garrett...
Duran Duran's original design team have assembled this book of outstanding and mostly unpublished photographs of the band and the Birmingham music, fashion, and club scene from which they sprang. The photographs are all by Paul Edmond, who captured Duran Duran at the moment when they broke through to stardom. Many of the pictures also feature other personalities from the early 80s New Romantic scene, including Patti Belle, Jane Kahn, Jon Mulligan, Jane Farrimond, and Martin Degville.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.63" Width: 8.46" Height: 0.39" Weight: 1.21 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Reynolds & Hearn
ISBN 1903111919 ISBN13 9781903111918
Reviews - What do customers think about Duran Duran Unseen?
1978 all over again Jun 7, 2006
it's great to see a book that captures the images of the late '70 and early '80 of the night clubes in Birmingham and also see that along Duran Duran were another artists and singers that later became famous and some of them infamous. yeah, Duran isn't in all the photos but if you're a die hard fan you can't miss this one.
Great if you go in with eyes wide open Mar 5, 2006
I already knew that this book included pictures other than Duran Duran when I bought it from this site. (A little birdy told me). So I was prepared for the fact that approximately 50% of the images were of the band. But, oh, how interesting it is to see the people they hung out with: Other musicians, fashion icons of the area/era, etc. The wild, the weird, the strange, the sublime. Boy George, Annie Lennox, Bow Wow Wow and Spandau Ballet are all included. If you are a long-time fan you will know some of the others by name. Some will be new to most people who lived outside the UK at the time.
There are captions by the photographer, members of the band, and others who were part of their world. These help fill in the blanks and provide additional glimpses into the scene that Duran Duran was born into.
The photographs are quite beautiful, and there are some very interesting and stunning shots of the band I've never even seen circulating on the Internet. Quite a few, actually.
If you go into this with your eyes wide open, knowing that this is not just about Duran but about the swirl that was happening around them at the time, this is worth your money. If you are thinking you only want something that is strictly about the band, then skip it.
Unseen...almost Feb 25, 2006
Duran Duran appear on fewer than half of the pages. The rest show photographs of other personalities from the same era in the Birmingham music and club scene. The highlights are the caption comments by the band (and others) that accompany the photos and the few photos of the band that are different than those published elsewhere, such as those outside the studio in which they recorded their first album. I enjoyed it but was a little put off by the bait and switch/cashing in on Duran factor.