Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks - the exhibition catalogue from Museum Bookstore available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

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'A book of books: it folds the artist and writer's life into one chronological stream, packaging his previously unpublished manuscripts into a beautifully curated compendium' - TLS

There are few more complete examples of an artist's record of their own life than the intimately detailed and beautifully produced handmade books that Derek Jarman created throughout his career. Seen together they reveal the story of how he gathered, shaped and made concrete his ideas. Containing poetry, drawings, pressed flowers, photographs, excerpts from scripts and notes, the sketchbooks are part autobiography and part social history, layered and bursting with the energy and creativity not only of this groundbreaking film-maker and artist, but also of London in the 1970s and 80s.

Wholly private during his lifetime, these precious books are an intimate pictorial record of the relationship between Jarman's personal and professional life, revealing the detailed planning and research, and creative and emotional engagement, behind each of his films.

  • Authors: Stephen Farthing and Ed Webb-Ingall
  • Hardcover: 256 pages | 187 colour and 9 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: September 2013
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500516942
  • Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 21.3 cm