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Daniel Kramer. Bob Dylan. A Year and a Day

Edition of 1,765
Hardcover in a clamshell box, letterpress-printed chapter openers with tipped-in photographs, two different paper stocks, and three fold-outs, 12.3 x 17.3 in., 288 pages
US$ 1,000
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
Daniel Kramer’s classic Bob Dylan portfolio captures the artist’s transformative “big bang” year of 1964-65. Through vast concert halls, intimate recording sessions, and the infamous transition to electric guitar, nearly 200 images offer one of the most mesmerizing photographic series on any recording artist and a stunning document of Dylan and rock’n’roll history.

Collector’s Edition (No. 201–1,765), each numbered and signed by Daniel Kramer

Bringing It All Back Home

The Dylan breakthrough portfolio

When photographer Daniel Kramer first met Bob Dylan, the 23-year-old singer was still widely unknown. At their initial meeting in Woodstock, Dylan seemed restless and uncomfortable in front of the camera. Yet over the course of a year and a day, all of that would change. From 1964 to 1965, Kramer’s extraordinary access to Bob Dylan on tour, in concert, and backstage, allowed for one of the most mesmerizing portfolios of any recording artist and a stunning document of Dylan breaking through to superstardom.

Highlights include the Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall concert with Joan Baez; the Bringing It All Back Home recording sessions; and the now-famous concert at Forest Hills, when Dylan’s controversial transition to electric guitar exemplified his constant, cryptic state of becoming. As much a document of a seminal period of rock’n’roll history as of Dylan himself, the pictures also feature such compelling friends and collaborators as Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Allen Ginsberg, and Albert Grossman.

When first published in 1967, with the encouragement of W. Eugene Smith, Kramer’s Dylan portfolio became an instant classic. Now, a half century later, TASCHEN rediscovers this body of work with a curated selection of nearly 200 images, many never published before, including outtakes from the Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited album cover shoots. A prized edition for any serious Dylan fan, this is at once an intimate and evocative testimony to a seminal photographer, to a particular point in time, and to a particular, mysterious artist at the moment his career went global.

Collector’s Edition of 1,565 copies (No. 201–1,765), each numbered and signed by Daniel Kramer.

Also available as two Art Editions of 100 copies each (No. 1–100 and No. 101–200), both with a print numbered and signed by Daniel Kramer.
The photographer

Daniel Kramer is a photographer and filmmaker whose portraits and picture stories have been published worldwide; his film work encompasses documentaries and commercials. But it is his photographs of Bob Dylan, the first major work published about the young artist on his way from superstar to icon during 1964 and 1965, which catapulted Kramer’s work onto the international stage. A master printer, Kramer’s photographs are widely collected and exhibited. Brooklyn born, he lives in New York City.

Daniel Kramer.
Bob Dylan.
A Year and a Day
Edition of 1,765
Hardcover in a clamshell box, letterpress-printed chapter openers with tipped-in photographs, two different paper stocks, and three fold-outs, 12.3 x 17.3 in., 288 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4760-4
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Daniel Kramer.
Bob Dylan.
A Year and a Day
Edition of 1,765
US$ 1,000