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Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« on: July 29, 2014, 17:48:38 »
"Obscure" is a new book by longtime Cure "designer" Andy Vella:



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**TO BE PUBLISHED WORLDWIDE IN SEPTEMBER 2014**

Fleeting moments… altered faces… unexpected spaces. By turns dreadfully funny, terribly honest, strangely melancholic.  – Robert Smith, 2014

Andy Vella has been observing Robert Smith and The Cure since 1981. He has designed the majority of the artwork for The Cure's record releases, either as one half of Parched Art or working solo, and has photographed the band in its multiple incarnations.

Obscure is a unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of The Cure in the studio and in performance. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full cooperation and input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword.

Format: hardback
Page count: 160 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-905792-44-3
Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 cm
- See more at: http://forulicodex.com/catalogue/obscure#sthash.mzBeDaJW.dpuf

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http://craigjparker.blogspot.it/2014/07/andy-vella-book-out-this-autumn.html
but memory's not life... and it's not love.


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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 19:48:51 »
Thanks Ulrich! I want it!
Lets my memory be perverted to the uses    
Of lying and oppression.    
My lovers and their children must not be dispossessed of me;
I would be the untarnished possession forever
Of those for whom I lived.
(Spoon River Anthology, E.L.M.)

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Obscure by Andy Vella
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 19:54:10 »
From The Cure's Facebook:

"Andy Vella has been observing The Cure since 1981. Foruli Codex (@foruli) is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of 'Obscure', Vella's book of rare and unseen photographs of the band. 33 years in the making, 'Obscure' will be published worldwide in September 2014. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword"

For further details go to http://forulicodex.com/catalogue
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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 20:05:22 »
ups! thanks Ulrich for posting this. This will be surely an interesting material to have.
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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 10:43:19 »
ups! thanks Ulrich for posting this.

Oh, thanks for merging the topics. Of course this part of the forum is fitting it better.
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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 15:22:01 »
"Obscure" is a new book by longtime Cure "designer" Andy Vella:



Quote
**TO BE PUBLISHED WORLDWIDE IN SEPTEMBER 2014**

Fleeting moments… altered faces… unexpected spaces. By turns dreadfully funny, terribly honest, strangely melancholic.  – Robert Smith, 2014

Andy Vella has been observing Robert Smith and The Cure since 1981. He has designed the majority of the artwork for The Cure's record releases, either as one half of Parched Art or working solo, and has photographed the band in its multiple incarnations.

Obscure is a unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of The Cure in the studio and in performance. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full cooperation and input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword.

Format: hardback
Page count: 160 pages
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-905792-44-3
Dimensions: 21.6 x 21.6 cm
- See more at: http://forulicodex.com/catalogue/obscure#sthash.mzBeDaJW.dpuf

Found via:
http://craigjparker.blogspot.it/2014/07/andy-vella-book-out-this-autumn.html
Thanks Ulrich for sharing the news and thanks Robert!
Wenn das Spätjahr kommt, werf ich mich in einen
Wagen, ziehe die Decke des Wagenleders hoch zu
meinem Kopf, hülle mich in einen Mantel - so daß nur
meine Augen übrig bleiben, mit denen nach Euch ich
greife.
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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2014, 21:50:41 »
Can't wait to order this book!

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 09:46:36 »
but memory's not life... and it's not love.

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 13:26:17 »
Ulrich,I'm still waiting for the pre-order notice from Foruli for "the rest of the world",or
is it exclusively available at A****n,isn't it?
 :?
Wenn das Spätjahr kommt, werf ich mich in einen
Wagen, ziehe die Decke des Wagenleders hoch zu
meinem Kopf, hülle mich in einen Mantel - so daß nur
meine Augen übrig bleiben, mit denen nach Euch ich
greife.
(Sören Kierkegaard)

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2014, 13:54:33 »
still waiting for the pre-order notice from Foruli... or is it exclusively available at A****n...

Well, I can't tell much about it, I haven't pre-ordered it, as I'm in no hurry to get it. (Will probably put it on my Xmas wish-list...)

Amazon (German branch) mentions it to be released on Sept 18 too, but almost no other info (yet):
http://www.amazon.de/Obscure-Observing-Cure-Andy-Vella/dp/1905792441/

According to the info given in the original article, it is not exclusive to any retailer. With the title and/or the ISBN you should be able to order it in any good book shop.
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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2014, 14:05:38 »
Thanks.I was informed,that the book is available for pre-order,but only in the UK (last week or earlier).
 ;)
Wenn das Spätjahr kommt, werf ich mich in einen
Wagen, ziehe die Decke des Wagenleders hoch zu
meinem Kopf, hülle mich in einen Mantel - so daß nur
meine Augen übrig bleiben, mit denen nach Euch ich
greife.
(Sören Kierkegaard)


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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2014, 00:19:12 »
Anyone receive it yet? What do you guys think about it?

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2014, 15:01:59 »
No,not yet.The delivery delayed until next week. :?
Wenn das Spätjahr kommt, werf ich mich in einen
Wagen, ziehe die Decke des Wagenleders hoch zu
meinem Kopf, hülle mich in einen Mantel - so daß nur
meine Augen übrig bleiben, mit denen nach Euch ich
greife.
(Sören Kierkegaard)

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2014, 15:13:57 »
Just arrived!!!
Lets my memory be perverted to the uses    
Of lying and oppression.    
My lovers and their children must not be dispossessed of me;
I would be the untarnished possession forever
Of those for whom I lived.
(Spoon River Anthology, E.L.M.)

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Re: Andy Vella book "Obscure"
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2014, 09:55:12 »
Lucky Susanna! :)
Mine was dispatched yesterday. ;)
Wenn das Spätjahr kommt, werf ich mich in einen
Wagen, ziehe die Decke des Wagenleders hoch zu
meinem Kopf, hülle mich in einen Mantel - so daß nur
meine Augen übrig bleiben, mit denen nach Euch ich
greife.
(Sören Kierkegaard)


 

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