Attributes of Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn PDF
In November 2020, Depeche Mode were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and Dave Gahan, accepting the honour, said: “I’d like to thank Anton Corbijn who thank God came in at the right time and actually made us look cool.” Also in the fall of 2020, TASCHEN released the limited edition Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81–18) signed by Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn, and it became one of the fastest selling collector’s editions in the publishing company’s history. This equally epic, but more wallet friendly XL edition, is a testament to Corbijn’s unique vision, and indeed “cool” as Gahan acknowledged so movingly in his speech; a detailed illustrated history of how Corbijn, who became in 1986 the band’s de facto creative director, and helped cement Depeche Mode’s reputation as the biggest cult band in the world. Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn PDF
Featuring over 500 photographs from Corbijn’s extensive archives, some never seen before, including formal and informal portraits from places such as Madrid, Hamburg, the California desert, Prague and Marrakech (some taken during the making of iconic videos such as “Enjoy the Silence” and “Personal Jesus”); a multitude of off-the-cuff, candid images; and stunning live shots from all their tours since 1988. In addition to the photographs, there are sketches and designs for stage sets and album covers, Corbijn’s handwritten captions throughout the book, placing the reader right in the middle of the shoots, and an extended interview with the Dutch master.
Created with the full collaboration of the band, who share some insights on working with Corbijn, Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn (81–18) trumpets how one man’s original aesthetic, that has encompassed all of their photography, most of their music videos, album graphics and set designs, helped shape the band’s enduring popularity. Reflecting on his role in Depeche, Corbijn recalls in the book’s introduction: “A lot of it came down to me, and I wanted it to be right for them. I wanted to think for them. To be great for them.” This book is a tribute to the depth and breadth of that greatness, a celebration of one of the most creative and enduring collaborations in rock history.
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Dutch photographer, videographer, designer and film director Anton Corbijn is best known for his black-and-white photography of artists, which from the be-ginning included musicians, painters and actors. His approach to this work has been hailed as defining a new way of portrait photography with the emphasis on his guiding principle that imperfection is closer to life than perfection. From his humble beginnings as a music fan, he developed into an important globally heard voice in the photography world. For decades he has been a collaborator with many musicians such as Tom Waits, U2, Nick Cave, Metallica, Herbert Grönemeyer, R.E.M. and in this case Depeche Mode! Even after making films with the likes of George Clooney, Robert Pattinson or Philip Seymour Hofmann, he always returned to his first love, photography. He has had many museum shows over the years and resides in Amsterdam.
Proportions of Depeche Mode by Anton Corbijn PDF
- Publisher : TASCHEN; Multilingual edition (May 10, 2021)
Language : Multilingual
Hardcover : 512 pages
International Standard Book Number-10 : 3836586703
International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-3836586702
Item Weight : 8.13 pounds
Dimensions : 10 x 2.17 x 13.74 inches
Best Sellers Rank: #39,892 in Books
Reviews From Customers
Absolute must-have for hardcore DM fans
August 2, 2021
If you are a hardcore Depeche Mode fan, you NEED this book. The price tag might seem a bit steep for a book, but believe me what you get is worth it. It’s massively heavy (truly a “coffee table book” if there ever was one, too heavy to comfortably hold in one’s hands for browsing), huge, thick high quality paper with a satiny finish–not too flat, not too shiny. The photos are incredible and many have insightful notes or little stories by Corbijn that give them so much dimension and life.
From Depeche Mode’s humble beginnings to where they are now the book is a real journey and there’s so much value to be had here, so many never before seen pictures and some you may have seen before, but you can now see in a whole new light.
You owe it to yourself to get this book. It’s an essential buy for the hardcore DM fan, you won’t regret it. Don’t let the price tag scare you, it’s worth every penny.
June 6, 2021
Having followed the band for 30+ years, this was a great journey going through AC’s photographs with his handwritten captions. Lots of memories seeing the photos I’ve associated with DM and AC’s work, and also seeing new photos I’ve never seen before. If you’re a fan of Depeche Mode and/or Anton Corbijn, I highly recommend this book. Well worth the money.
Depeche Mode AC DM 81-18 Book
August 9, 2021
Great Book for all Depeche Mode fans.It has some early pictures od Depeche and than some pictures from 1987 till 2018.My problem is there is only one picture from 1986,but i assume Anton didn’t have too many photo sessions with Depeche Mode at that time.I do recommend this book for everyone who likes Depeche Mode and Anton Corbijn photography,yes it is pricey but comparing to first edition it is worth to buy. In case you wonder yes there aren’t any pictures from 82-85 period but the reason is that Anton wasn’t Depeche Mode photographer at that time and technically it is Anton’s Corbijn book.👍🤩
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Truly worth the cost if you’re a devotee!
February 24, 2022
This is a big, beautiful high-quality coffee table book with fantastic photos and hand written narratives by Corbijn. As a lifelong fan of the band who has a pretty extensive knowledge, I was pleasantly surprised by some of the stories and anecdotes-things I had never heard!
The quality of the book itself is remarkable, it’s incredibly large, hefty and high gloss. I’m not one for a haughty coffee table book traditionally, but Taschen yes I must have when it comes to that collector item. Completely satisfied that I purchased this!
Huge but beautiful
June 14, 2021
Gorgeous and arrived perfectly. Anton is an amazing photographer and I especially love his handwritten comments; BUT it is so big and heavy, a true coffee table book not meant for curling up on the couch with and looking through. I hope one day a smaller paperback is released
Worth every bit
June 8, 2021
I received my pre-ordered book this afternoon and I could not be happier. I was really worried that it would get dinged up in shipping, but there isn’t even a mark on the cover. I have a crapton of books and I think this one might be most precious to me already. Certainly the largest!
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Depeche Mode fans! Get it!!
June 22, 2021
The book itself is absolutely gorgeous, it’s huge! Perfect to put on your coffee table. It’s got hundreds and hundreds of never seen before pictures of my absolutely favorite band!!! I’m happy my husband told me to “Just get it, you know you need it!” So, I did. Not sorry one bit! A must for any huge DM fans out there!
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March 6, 2022
Quite a large, heavy book, filled cover to cover with so many wonderful pictures of Depeche Mode over the years.
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Essential for Depeche Mode fans
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 14, 2021
If you’re a fan of Depeche Mode you’ll undoubtedly be familiar with Anton Corbijn’s photography and design, from album covers, through videos, and even to stage designs, and in some respects he’s almost an unofficial member of the band because of the amount of time he’s spent with them. This book is a collection of photographs he’s taken of the band from their earliest days in 1981, through to the most recent time he worked with them on the “Spirit” tour in 2018.
It’s a huge, heavy, hardback and arrives shrink wrapped. There’s a paper dust cover, and if you remove this the book is backed with embossed linen. It’s a lovely thing, but you really need to put it on a table to read it because it’s so big and heavy.
The book begins with a brief introduction, followed by an interview with Anton, then a Q&A with the band. These are all repeated at the very end of the book in German and French (which explains the multi-lingual aspect of the book – the rest is all English). The bulk of the book is made up of the photographs, arranged chronologically, and many are accompanied by hand-written notes by Anton. It doesn’t take a long time to read – I read the whole thing in an evening – but it’s entertaining and often enlightening. At the very end there is also a section devoted to the solo work of Martin and Dave for whom Anton produced some photographs, plus highlights of other work Anton has produced for the band, such as album and single covers.
You won’t find every single photo Anton has taken of the band here, so if you have a particular favourite you remember from a magazine, an album, or a tour programme it may or may not appear here, but there are an awful lot I’d never seen before, and as you’d expect from a book from this publisher the paper is thick, glossy, and it’s immaculately printed.
Yes, it’s big, heavy, and expensive, but if you’re a fan of the band, you’ll absolutely love it.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 21, 2021
I was reluctant to buy such an expensive book but I’m so glad I did. It is a thing of beauty. Carefully put together, it documents the history of DM through Anton’s lens. If you love DM, you’ll be glad you spent the money and it will look great in your collection. Shame about the packaging, though. Really, just a flimsy brown envelope is not enough. A friend said to me “Life’s too short, buy the book”. It was good advice.
Great book, poor packaging
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 31, 2021
Book is fantastic, fantastic photography and great finish, a must for any Depeche Mode fan.
Only disappointment, absolutely no packaging around book, so its be rolling around inside the box.
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Great book, shocking packaging!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 11, 2021
The book is fantastic! Just a shame that Amazom send it an envelope! Had to send 3 back!!
Love it 🖤
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 16, 2022
Wonderful book. A must have item for any Depeche Mode fan. Anton Corbijn has captured the band perfectly, as always. Thank you x
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