Jane & Serge. A Family Album (Book)
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Jane & Serge. A Family Album (Book)

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Book 176 Pages / Published: 08/10/2013
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The highly public love affair of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. The moment Jane and Serge met on a movie set in 1968 sparks flew. They would spend the next 12 years together, a passionate union that produced the controversial duet "Je t'aime... moi non plus" (whose explicit lyrics and orgasmic moans caused so much fuss that the Vatican declared it offensive) and, in 1971, the legendary album Melody Nelson as well as a daughter, Charlotte, who has become a successful actress in her own right.From the earliest days of Jane and Serge's romance until their split in 1980, Jane's brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Birkin's pictures-very few of which have ever been published-offer a rare view of daily life for the couple, bringing us back to a place and time we have long idolized. Though more than 30 years have passed since the two parted ways, and over two decades since Serge parted from this world, the passion for Jane and Serge has endured. This treasure trove is sure to fan the flames of its undying embers.Designed by M/M (Paris), the photo album comes in a clear plastic cover with the following goodies tucked inside:Text booklet featuring an introduction by Jane Birkin and Andrew Birkin's memoir of Jane and Serge, illustrated by Birkin family childhood photosSoftcover contact sheet bookletFold-out poster5 photo printsSticker sheetEmbroidered patch

Publisher: Taschen GmbH
ISBN: 9783836549974
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 732 g
Dimensions: 205 x 250 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A beautiful object and what's more, replete with goodies... they intensify the intimate aspect of the affair."
"Sublime photos of one of the great mythical couples of all time."
"Images from a magical time have been compiled by the renowned graphic-design duo M/M and presented here, for the first time, in a special case format. The selection is entirely appropriate, shunning nostalgia in favour of palpable emotion in moments that were never truly stolen but, in this case, have been perfectly resurrected."
"A book as elegant as it is moving, it comes with stickers, five separate photos and a poster. Hey, look, goodies!"
"My favourite of the day. It's rock, it's glamour, it's chic, a sublime addition to one's bookshelf."
"Leafing through this book is like finding a photo album at a flea market... every couple of pages your heart almost stops, so beautiful, so truthful, so panic-free, so lively are the snapshots... A marvelous book."

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