Il tuo carrello

Il vostro carrello è vuoto!

Scopri i nostri bestseller
Subtotale0 Articoli0
Visualizza il carrello

Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll


Inserite qui il vostro indirizzo e-mail e vi informeremo quando saranno disponsibili delle copie:

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)Disponibilità: Coming soon
Un incontro ravvicinato con il Re. Questa raccolta riunisce oltre 300 fotografie di Elvis tratte dal leggendario portfolio di Alfred Wertheimer. Straordinarie nella loro intimità e ineguagliabili nella loro portata, queste immagini immortalano un giovane uomo che sta per entrare nella storia.
Copertina rigida8.8 x 12.4 in.4.98 lb336 pagine
Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll


The King of Rock ’n’ Roll is born

Wertheimer's candid close-ups of young Elvis

“Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, RCA Victor asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was—as we now know—about to become a legend.

A fly on the wall in Presley's presence, Wertheimer took nearly 3,000 photographs of Elvis that year, creating a penetrating portrait of a man poised on the brink of superstardom. Extraordinary in its intimacy and unparalleled in its scope, Wertheimer's Elvis project immortalized a young man in the very process of making history.

Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll collects Wertheimer’s most remarkable Elvis shots from that magical year, along with a selection of his historic 1958 pictures of the star being shipped off to an army base in Germany. Each chapter is illustrated with a poster by Hatch Show Print, one of the oldest letterpress print shops in America, which created many early Elvis posters in the 1950s.
Il fotografo

Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014) was born in Germany, emigrated to America and settled in Brooklyn as a young boy. Wertheimer’s photographs, which first gained national attention after Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, capture the metamorphosis of pop music and the cultural transformation of America.

L'autore che ha contribuito

Robert Santelli is the executive director of the Grammy Museum and former CEO/artistic director of the Experience Music Project. He is the author of nearly a dozen books and a contributor to magazines such as Rolling Stone.


Chris Murray has organized over 200 exhibitions of many of the leading artists of our time, from Andy Warhol in the 1970s to Annie Leibovitz’s first exhibition in 1984. He is co-curator of the Smithsonian Institution's exhibition Elvis at 21 and is the author or editor of over a dozen books.

Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
Copertina rigida22.4 x 31.6 cm2.26 kg336 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-8326-8

Edizione: Multilingue (Francese, Inglese, Tedesco)
Scarica qui le immagini del prodotto
0 Valutazioni

Non sono state ancora pubblicate recensioni per questo articolo. Sii il primo a valutare questo prodotto.