Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath,Robbie Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911274919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 369


A vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty, the uncensored and compelling portrait of the man as you've never seen him before

Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911600265

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 4890


'It's much more interesting to be a little bit broken and talk about your vulnerabilities.' An intimate, funny and frank account of the moments behind the music, the truth behind the headlines and the fascinatingly complicated man behind the imperious entertainer, Robbie Williams. Bestselling author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family and music. This vivid and detailed portrait shows the real highs and lows of Robbie's life as he found his way forward, one that is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty. Long-awaited by millions, Reveal is the uncensored and compelling portrait of Robbie as you've never seen him before.

Reveal: Robbie Williams

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911600275

Category:

Page: 512

View: 7644


More than 12 years ago, Robbie Williams and Chris Heath published a ground-breaking memoir, Feel, about Robert P. Williams' rise to fame. Since that time, Robbie has released six solo albums, reunited with his old band Take That, andmreturned to the stage with a sold-out run at Wembley Stadium. In Reveal, author Chris Heath has been working closely with Robbie for many years to create a personal and raw account of fame, fortune, family, and music. It is a vivid and detailed story of the real highs and lows as Robbie has found his way forward, and is unprecedented in its intimacy and honesty.

Handgebrauch

Author: Robert Jütte,Romedio Schmitz-Esser

Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Fink

ISBN: 3846763624

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 9499


Dieser Band bietet aufgrund seiner interdisziplinären Perspektive, die Ansätze der Medizin-, Kunst-, Kultur- und Liturgiegeschichte miteinander verbindet, Einsichten in die kulturelle Bedeutung der menschlichen Hand in der Vormoderne. Autorinnen und Autoren aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen greifen u. a. voneinander abweichende religiöse Traditionen auf und vergleichen diese in einem neuen Licht. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf dem Waschen der Hände (im Christentum, Judentum und Islam), der mit der Hand zusammenhängenden Materialität (Gießgefäße, Handprothesen), auf der Frage des Einsatzes der Hand in verschiedenen Kontexten (als wichtigstes Instrument des Arztes, des Künstlers, in der Masturbation), ihrer symbolischen und liturgischen Aufladung (etwa in der Hagiographie, in Geistergeschichten), auf Gesten (insbesondere Schmähgesten) und der plastischen Abbildung der Hand (mittelalterliche Handreliquiare, medizinische Handmoulagen).

From Revolution to Revelation

Author: Tara Brabazon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351935356

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 510


From Revolution to Revelation offers a new paradigm for Cultural Studies. Tara Brabazon explores our understanding of our own past and the collective past we share with others through popular culture. She investigates Generation X, the ’post-youth’ generation born between 1961 and 1981, and the popular cultural literacies that are the basis of this imagining community. She looks at the ways in which popular culture offers a vehicle for memory, providing the building blocks of identity - the politics and passion of life captured in an unforgettable song, an amazing nightclub, or an unexpected goal in extra time. For a fan, the joy and exhilaration is enough, but it is the task of cultural studies to understand why particular cultural forms survive the passage of time and space. Brabazon argues, with Lawrence Grossberg, that Cultural Studies is ’the Generation X of the academic world’. She tracks its journey away from Marxism and subcultural theory and looks at its future. In particular she explores the possibilities of popular memory studies in reclaiming and repairing the discipline of Cultural Studies - making it as relevant and as revelatory as in its revolutionary past.

Pet Shop Boys, Literally

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575699

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 5026


The Pet Shop Boys are one of the most successful and unusual bands of the last five decades. They are the pop duo that proves pop music can be modern, ecstatic and playful as well as serious and intelligent, winning them legions of devoted fans throughout the world. In 1989, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe invited journalist Chris Heath and photographer Lawrence Watson to shadow them around Hong Kong, Japan and the UK as they embarked on their first-ever tour. This book is the result: an immersive portrait giving access into the duo’s inner sanctum, showing them in brilliantly observed detail as they work, relax, gossip, argue and occasionally try to make sense of what they do. ‘As clear a picture as could be wished for of the seething mass of elegant contradictions that is the Pet Shop Boys’ on-the-road experience.’ Independent on Sunday ‘This superbly reported book transcends tired rock journalism cliché. It’s about what it means to be a pop star, what it means to be a Pet Shop Boy... how to love pop, hold it to a higher standard and subvert its expectations.’ Laura Snapes

Pet Shop Boys versus America

Author: Chris Heath

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473575680

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 6775


No other pop group in recent history has faced fame with such intelligence, humour and shrewdness as the Pet Shop Boys. In 1991, the band toured North America for the first time shadowed by journalist Chris Heath and legendary rock photographer Pennie Smith. They visited fourteen cities in one month, confronting the American music industry and colliding with the likes of Liza Minnelli, Steven Spielberg and Axl Rose. This is more than a documentary of a tour; it is an unusually intimate portrait of two maverick British musicians always reluctant to compromise. ‘There was a time when the Pet Shop Boys seemed to exist entirely on radio, television and in magazines. This is the other world of the Pet Shop Boys in concert, travel and backstage, as they bring their art and glamour to America. It’s funny too.’ Johnny Marr ‘A brilliant book, to be read over and over again. How could anyone not love these men?’ NME