First to review the book: Mick Mercer and Valerie Steele
“This ingenious sifting of Gothic culture and the noir side of Post-Punk, involving the bands, clothing, hair, artwork and audience comes closer to a distillation of being cool than any book I have seen. A shared identity across time and geographical distance, with no visual link essential, is hard to describe but easier to visualise when handled in such a deft manner. We can see it here. Wonderful images, some now bordering on nostalgia, merge into a seductive whole, with the text providing an imaginative delving into time and places, with frequent nods to unrecognised talents, or fascinating context, such as Spain’s La Movida. Surprises burst out of every section, haunting and inspiring. This is your life, your inner history and, to others, essential mystery.”
- Mick Mercer, goth and postpunk journalist
“Terrific photographs, a wide range of interviews, and an international perspective on the goth phenomenon make this an original contribution to the field of subcultural studies.”
- Valerie Steele, author of Gothic: Dark Glamour
Keep an eye on this website: we will tell you soon about the actual release date and options to purchase a copy.
6:34 am • 28 June 2014
A double spread announcement in the book catalogue of our publisher (Intellect Books ) including a beautiful eyecathing photo! The release date says autumn 2014, but we are aiming for August and working hard to make that happen.
Meanwhile, Andi was featured on the La Garconne blog -read the mini interview here.
4:19 am • 27 May 2014
FIRST GLIMPSE: BOOKCOVER
Check this out! This is the bookcover for Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - the book about new wave, postpunk and early goth scene! After decades of publications on punk, finally its follow-up scene with an enormous impact on music and style has its own book too.
On the cover we see a smoking Tory in the late 1980s. When we saw this photo we knew this would be the coverphoto. What is behind this cover? The 9x9 inch (22x22cm) book contains 200 pages and 272 selected images. Since the book heavily leans on unique photographic material we chose for a minimalist front cover. Despite the subject of the book (origins of) goth, we did not go for an easy black design on purpose! With white as a base colour it will do the intense and rich photographs even more justice. We also want to show that the scene was not only about dressed up people, drama and strange haircolours - the minimalist design also had its roots in the (minimal) wave scene.
The book is fore sale in August, but you can pre-order a copy via the website of the University of Chicago Press for $50. Don’t worry if you cannot order here for some reason: by August we will make sure everyone, where ever you live, is able to buy a copy from our own website.
12:47 pm • 8 April 2014
NEW PUBLICATION ESTIMATION: COME SUMMER!
Good news: it starts to look like an earlier release for our book than expected: summer 2014. We can show you a first glimpse of the book too soon (the bookcover!) We will also inform you on the actual publishing date and the possibilities to purchase a copy as soon as we can.
Meanwhile, don’t hesitate and share our pages in order to spread this bookproject: Tweet us , share our Facebook or reblog on Tumblr. Get all the fans ready!
- Andi & Marloes
3:56 pm • 10 February 2014