A Book of Days: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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A Book of Days: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 15/11/2022
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Waterstones Says

Inspired by the response from millions of fans to the unique aesthetic of her Instagram images, the poet, music legend and award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train delivers a stunning visual story of a life devoted to art in 365 breathtaking pictures.

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In 2018, without any plan or agenda for what might happen next, Patti Smith posted her first Instagram photo: her hand with the simple message "Hello Everybody!" Known for shooting with her beloved Land Camera 250, Smith started posting images from her phone including portraits of her kids, her radiator, her boots, and her Abyssinian cat, Cairo. Followers felt an immediate affinity with these miniature windows into Smith's world, photographs of her daily coffee, the books she's reading, the graves of beloved heroes - William Blake, Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Simone Weil, Albert Camus.

Over time, a coherent story of a life devoted to art took shape, and more than a million followers responded to Smith's unique aesthetic in images that chart her passions, devotions, obsessions, and whims. Original to this book are vintage photographs: anniversary pearls, a mother's keychain, and a husband's Mosrite guitar. Here, too, are never-before-seen photos of life on and off the road, train stations, obscure cafes, a notebook always nearby. In wide-ranging yet intimate daily notations, Smith shares dispatches from her travels around the world.

With 365 photographs, taking you through a single year, A Book of Days is a new way to experience the expansive mind of the visionary poet, writer, and performer. Hopeful, elegiac, playful - and complete with an introduction by Smith that explores her documentary process - A Book of Days is a timeless offering for deeply uncertain times, an inspirational map of an artist's life.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526660053
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


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Praise for Patti Smith:

'Some rock stars shut themselves away from life, but Smith's engagement with the world only deepens' - Daily Telegraph

'Tender, harrowing, often hilarious' - Vogue

'So honest and pure as to count as a true rapture' - Joan Didion

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