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The beautiful ones

Author: Prince; Dan Piepenbring
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death." -- amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Facsimiles
Autobiographies
Biographies
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Facsimiles
Biography
Named Person: Prince.; Prince; Prince.; Prince.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Prince; Dan Piepenbring
ISBN: 9780399589652 0399589651
OCLC Number: 1117550641
Description: 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), facsimiles (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The beautiful ones --
For you --
Controversy --
Baby I'm a star.
Responsibility: Prince ; edited by Dan Piepenbring.

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"The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death." -- amazon.com.

An acclaimed musician, Prince Rogers Nelson was a visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds. But his most ambitious creative act was turning himself into one of the greatest pop stars of any era. Before his death Prince was writing a memoir, taking us into his childhood world. The second part of the book takes us through his early days as a musician through a scrapbook of writing and photos. We then follow Prince's evolution through candid images, before turning to his handwritten treatment for Purple Rain-- a retelling of the first three pars as a heroic journey. Piepenbring's introduction, and annotations throughout, provide context to the book's images. -- adapted from jacket.

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