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Lenny Kravitz

Written by Lenny Kravitz, Contribution by Anthony DeCurtis, Pharrell Williams and Marla Hamburg Kennedy

  • September 16, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Biography & Autobiography - Rich & Famous
  • Rizzoli
  • 11 x 14
  • $60.00
  • $60.00
  • 978-0-7893-2750-5

About This Book

A visual celebration of one of rock’s sexiest, most magnetic stars. Lenny Kravitz is the quintessential rock god: he has musical chops, glamorous style, and sex appeal for miles. Kravitz’s talents as a writer, producer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist are without question: he has won four consecutive Grammy Awards, setting a record for the most wins in the "Best Male Rock Vocal Performance" category, has sold more than thirty-eight million albums worldwide, and remains always in the public eye by appearing in blockbuster films. Not only is Kravitz a talented musician, he is also a style icon. Lenny Kravitz is a pictorial tribute to one of the sexiest faces in rock and roll. This book includes photographs spanning Kravitz’s time in the public eye, from his earliest days kicking around in New York City in the 1980s to traveling the world; from shots of Lenny composing in hotel rooms to performing in front of massive crowds; and from fashion shoots to intimate personal settings—and it is easy to see why the camera loves him. This glamorous book showcases images from every top name in fashion and art photography, including Mark Seliger, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth, Anton Corbijn, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Ricky Powell, Per Gustafson, Bettina Rheims, Matthew Rolston, Roxanne Lowit, Terry Richardson and Mathieu Bitton, to name only a few, and includes a conversation with Pharrell Williams. Lenny Kravitz illustrates the raw sensual power that has captivated his fans all over the world.

About the Author

Lenny Kravitz is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor. Anthony DeCurtis is an author, music critic, and longtime contributor to Rolling Stone magazine. Pharrell Williams is a designer, recording artist, and producer based in Miami. Marla Hamburg Kennedy is a leading dealer and adviser for twentieth- and twenty-first-century art.

Reviews

  • “Lenny Kravitz leaves us breathless. The hardcover visual memoir of Krazitz' most iconic moments…The book is a visual celebration of the magnetic star who has managed to not only make our ultimate crush list, but stay there for two decades. Now that’s something to celebrate! The book is filled with iconic photographs spanning Kravitz’s time in the public eye, from his earliest days hanging out around New York City in the 1980s to shots of him composing in hotel rooms and performing in front of massive crowds. The visual memoir showcases images from every top name in fashion and art photography…Kravitz' one-of-a-kind style and never ending sex appeal just get better with age.” –Essence
     
    “Long regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Kravitz has built a long-standing — and respected — career by transcending genre, style, race and class. Much of that life has been captured by the camera’s lens over the course of his 25-year career, but now Kravitz’ life is receiving a more comprehensive visual retrospective through Lenny Kravitz the new oversize photo book from Rizzoli Publications.” –Okayplayer.com
     
    “Soaking, smoking, and shirtless: more than 200 photographs document the career of the charismatic rocker. You don’t need to wonder who’s the star of Lenny Kravitz, a large-format book of the rocker. Make that the rocker, actor, and designer. The 228-page book is compiled of images taken at photo shoots and in private settings, giving fans a glimpse into his professional and personal lives…the glossy images include a mixture of both casual and high fashion photographs; some are black and white while others are printed in vibrant color. The collection is rounded out by a conversation between Kravitz and his pal, Pharrell Williams…” –Los Angeles Magazine

    “The book is an elegantly curated collection of photographs taken of Kravitz throughout his career by the top names in fashion and art photography, including Steven Meisel, Mark Seliger, Patrick Demarchelier, Ellen von Unwerth as well as many others…” –Guitar Blog

    "The camera loves Lenny Kravitz, and this new book focusing on the sexy rock star proves it." Metrosource NY
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