Hamburg Days is a signed, two-volume set that presents The Beatles as seen through the photographs of Astrid Kirchherr and the art of Klaus Voormann. It is their memoir of the days they spent with The Beatles, 1960-63.
An array of newly-commissioned artworks and recollections – over 80,000 words and more than 250 photographs, watercolours, drawings and paintings – bring to life the years when Kirchherr, Voormann and the young Liverpool lads first met in Germany.
'It's really good to see Astrid's great photos, and Klaus's new paintings put together in one set of books – with all the usual care from Genesis.' from the Foreword by George Harrison'Klaus was part of a group of The Beatles' friends in Hamburg. Now he has made some 'memory drawings' of our Hamburg days which are not only beautiful drawings in themselves, but which capture the spirit of the times. The really good thing about Klaus, his drawings, and this book, however, is that - unlike many other people – he was actually there!' Paul McCartney
Hamburg Days is a two-volume boxed set. Volume 1 tells the story of The Beatles' years in Hamburg, through the unpublished memories of Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann.Covering life in war-torn Germany, through the Sixties, the arrival of The Beatles, and their first years of glorious fame, this 80,000 word insight into life with The Beatles is illustrated with Astrid's photographs of The Beatles, and Klaus's illustrations.
A constant companion of The Beatles, alongside Klaus Voorman, Hamburg Days presents over 250 photographs - the complete collection - of Astrid Kirchherr's photographs.'The Beatles have been a big part of my life from the moment I first met them right up to now.' Astrid Kirchherr
Hamburg Days is illustrated with the artwork of Klaus Voormann - his original drawings, watercolours, paintings and pastels.Hamburg Days Volume 2 is dedicated to a series of photo-realistic paintings specially commissioned by Genesis Publications. Volume 2 reveals each stage of Klaus' design process. Starting with rough sketches of his memories, Klaus reconstructed scenes using actors and photography to create a visual reference for each finished painting.
Introduced by George Harrison and Paul McCartney Hamburg Days is a two volume boxed set. Strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies worldwide, each is signed by Astrid Kirchherr and Klaus Voormann.Volume 1 - This 228-page volume includes Klaus and Astrid's story in more than 80,000 words plus the complete collection of Astrid Kirchherr's Hamburg photographs. Many of these images are reproduced in hues of blue and sepia or in full colour, while others remain in monochrome - all exquisitely printed in large format.
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George Harrison introduces this essential two-volume, signed book set celebrating The Beatles through the photographs of Astrid Kirchherr and the art of Klaus Voormann. A memoir of The Beatles' residency in Hamburg, 1960-63.
Since 1974 Genesis has created signed limited edition books on behalf of authors and artists ranging from the Beatles to Buckingham Palace.
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