Carpet Bombing Culture (20)

The Death of Photography

ISBN: 9781908211415

Author: Peter Gravelle    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

From the filth and the fury to the elegant extravaganza, ‘Peter Gravelle’, the many named photographer, has remained in the shadows of punk rock, low cultur...


From the filth and the fury to the elegant extravaganza, ‘Peter Gravelle’, the many named photographer, has remained in the shadows of punk rock, low culture and high fashion, deflecting attention while steadily producing an epic body of iconic work. ‘The Death of Photography’ is a tour de force, a high end art book showcasing forty years of the best punk, fashion and portraiture of Gravelle’s career. Heavily stylised images are woven together with Gravelle’s own fascinating recollections from a live lived in technicolour. There comes a time when a man needs to testify. Gravelle has no axe to grind nor star ego to feed . . . His intelligent storytelling is a fresh perspective on some of the most pivotal moments in our pop cultural history told without exaggeration or romance. This truth telling is a catharsis, not prettified or censored just what happened, because it happened. Behind the glittering facade of the fashion business, Milan, Paris, Athens, Tokyo, NYC, LA he has been there, witness to the dark underbelly of the trade.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2016


$79.99 $39.99
The Dark Carnival

ISBN: 9781908211385

Author: Derek Ridgers    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Hum...


For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Human Beings given a rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves. The Dark Carnival is a darkly fascinating celebration stretching across five decades of London Nightlife’s exuberance and self-expression. Derek Ridgers has been a feature in these clubs and on the streets of the capital for many years – indulging in his passion for collecting these images, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$89.99 $39.99
Burn After Writing (Teen)

ISBN: 9781908211279

Author: Rhiannon Shove    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

This book will be a unique picture of you as you are right now, as you will never be again. A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing quest...


This book will be a unique picture of you as you are right now, as you will never be again. A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite subject: yourself. Repeat after me – I promise to try really hard to tell mainly the truth, almost the whole truth and hardly anything but the truth so help me dog, fingers crossed across my heart and hope to die, times infinity, no returns. Burn After Writing Teen is THE personal journal that invites YOU to face all of the the big questions in life. Have fun with it, or take it too seriously, or both. It’s up to you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


$29.99 $14.99
Burn After Writing

ISBN: 9781908211231

Author: Sharon Jones    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite sub...


A personal journal encompassing a collection of gently probing questions, mind games, thought experiments and homework assignments – all on your favourite subject: yourself. Burn After Writing is an personal journal that invites you to face all of the the big questions in life. - Who are you now? - How did you get here? - Where are you going? Have fun with it, or take it too seriously, or both. It’s up to you.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


$29.99 $14.99
Abandoned Planet

ISBN: 9781908211262

Author: Andre Govia    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Abandoned Planet is the first book by pioneering worldwide urban explorer Andre Govia and brings you the definitive document of cinematic abandoned photography....


Abandoned Planet is the first book by pioneering worldwide urban explorer Andre Govia and brings you the definitive document of cinematic abandoned photography. It’s an epic journey that has seen him take his camera to over 22 different countries worldwide and explore over 900 individual locations to document the spectacle of urban decay. 240 pages of stunning cinematic abandoned photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 256 x 256 mm


$69.99 $49.99
Ask The Dust

ISBN: 9781908211361

Author: Romain Veillon    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Dead men tell no lies; dead places speak only truth. But what questions shall we ask the dust? Ask the Dust is an epic journey through ruins from the genteel pa...


Dead men tell no lies; dead places speak only truth. But what questions shall we ask the dust? Ask the Dust is an epic journey through ruins from the genteel parlours of long dead haute bourgeoisie families to the sparse industrial beauty of mid-century factories as they quietly rust away. Like a vivid daydream, you find yourself absorbed in wordless reveries from page to page. Ask the Dust is a feast of urban ruin photography, executed in gorgeous full colour, full page spreads framed by the overview of the young French adventurer behind the camera. Featuring a potent blend of haunting images of never before seen locations and new angles on classic subjects - Ask the Dust is a visual treat for anyone who cannot keep their eyes away from the elegant corruption of decomposing buildings. Romain Veillon, light hunter, adventurer, urban explorer - goes out to discover the things that progress has left behind and bring them back to the rest of us in his hauntingly beautiful images. The edge of the world is now found in the crumbling edifices left behind by the endless expansion of the built environment. Into these weird castles he brings his big light, to reanimate, for the space of a hot-triggered-slave-flash-fire, a fragment of a sunken reality. Our obsession with the hinterland between life and death finds its most compelling expression in this thriving subculture of photographers who explore urban ruins. Veillon serves up a feast of decay for your contemplations, beautifully shot and artfully composed. This collection of images is as disturbing and hypnotic as any requiem should be - and it offers an exquisite moment of escape from a culture increasingly experienced as a lifetime of frenetic activity divorced from any chance for reflection. So, what, in the end, do we ask the dust? You decide...


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 251 x 251 mm


Publication Date: 23-05-2016


$69.99 $49.99
Banksy Myths & Legends Vol 2

ISBN: 9781908211316

Author: Marc Leverton    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Cultu...


No single living artist has created as many myths, rumors and legends as Banksy. In 2011, Bristol based writer Marc Leverton teamed up with Carpet Bombing Culture to bring a collection of the best of these stories together. Since then the Banksy juggernaut has continued to roll on spewing out sharp satire, unintentional furores, blatant profiteering, and many more myths and legends. Plus the odd bit of art. For many, the smoke and mirrors that surround Banksy are as fascinating as the artwork of the 21st century s most important living artist. The first edition contained 58 Banksy stories, many of which have been subsequently verified as being bona fide. Others have remained slightly more tenuous. The second edition takes the same approach. We collect the stories, the reader can judge for themselves. Marc Leverton is a freelance writer based in Bristol, England. Bristol is Banksy s reputed hometown where he still continues to set tongues wagging, as the recent shenanigans over Mobile Lovers proved. The writer collects the stories from contacts and friends in the city and Banksy fans worldwide. The small black book format is an homage to Banksy s own first books, which are now out of print. Both Volume One and Volume Two reproduce high quality images of Banksy s street work and other items of interest to Banksy fans.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2015


$19.99 $9.99
Ron English's Fauxlosophy

ISBN: 9781908211453

Author: Ron English    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

FAUXLOSOPHY by Ron English, is a compelling collection of the artist's sayings with his accompanying iconic images. It is a light read with indelible images bri...


FAUXLOSOPHY by Ron English, is a compelling collection of the artist's sayings with his accompanying iconic images. It is a light read with indelible images bringing to life wit and wisdom to live by through art, humor and ironic inspiration. Indelible images bring to life his wit and wisdom to live by, delivered through art, humor and ironic inspiration Ron English is one of the most prolific and recognisable American artists alive today. Considered the Godfather of Street Art, he has appeared in movies such as Exit through the Gift Shop and Supersize Me and as a character of himself on the Simpsons. reveries from page to page. Quotable quotes. The building blocks of wisdom. Bite size nuggets of insight that pave the road to understanding. The life blood of philosophy. The nails that hold together universal truth. And occasionally erroneous bullshit. Lightning never strikes twice. Unless you're the Empire State building, which is struck an average 25 times a year. The definition of a fool is someone who does the same thing over and over again expecting different results. In my experience I have been arrested for certain behavior on one day and greatly rewarded for the same behavoir on another. I have repeated my actions and assumptions (though the circumstances changed) and gotten different results. Therefore I am the definitation of a fool, a fact I will not argue with because anyone who argues with a fool may be mistaken for one. Belief is truth, truth is the most believable lie, aned Fauxlosophy is the most memorable pronouncements of the true believer.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 100


Dimensions: 100 x 100 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2016


$19.99
Punk London 1977

ISBN: 9781908211446

Author: Derek Ridgers    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was, in the...


Punk. London.1977. Most people blinked and missed it. Many spent a decade trying to catch up. Derek Ridgers stumbled across it by accident, where it was, in the beating filthy heart of the Roxy in middle of a derelict slum called Covent Garden. Stumbling through the moshpits trying to keep hold of a borrowed camera. 1977. Punk London brings you 152 pages of photography featuring the birth of the the most exciting cultural phenomenon in UK history. Currents and vibes, flows and backwash, trends and anti-trends splashing around in the cauldron of youth culture in the city of London, and the lost rebels haunting their suburban bedrooms - jumping the train uptown to get into the legendary Roxy. All converged, for one priceless moment, an outpouring of a truly original, DIY, anarchic, underground scene. Ridgers captured the first wave. Kids in the crowd, never before seen. The punks who made their own clothes because you couldn’t buy punk clothes. The punks who got beaten up time and again for making themselves into targets. Rebellion before it got easy. You won’t see these kids anywhere in the magazines. They weren’t trying to get famous. 1977 will happen again. 1977 is happening somewhere, for someone, right now.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 197 x 284 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$49.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2016
Daydreaming Daisy McCloud

ISBN: 9781908211392

Author: Peter Barron    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in trouble for day-dreaming in class and that ...


Day-dreaming Daisy McCloud...is the wondrous story of a little girl who has her head in the clouds. She is always in trouble for day-dreaming in class and that means there are dark clouds on the horizon. One day, she looks out of her classroom window to see clouds in the shape of a giant skull - and that begins a scary adventure which ultimately teaches her an important lesson. The skull-cloud floats down and wraps Daisy’s school in a fog. From that moment on, all the lessons are monstrous: The art class is taught by the ghost of Vincent Van Gough, who’s cut off his ear; the cookery class is taught by witches making “shockolate sponge” and “scary cakes”; the headmaster’s skeleton makes a startling appearance in biology; and the maths teacher saws himself in half to demonstrate fractions. That’s not all. There is even a PE lesson with a monstrous football match, featuring players such as Georgie Beast, Frank Lumpard, Chopper Harris, Nobbly Stiles and – controversially ­- a vampire striker who bears an uncanny resemblance to Luis Suarez. This is the sixth book in the fantastic Monstrous Morals series which is aimed at scaring primary school children out of their bad habits. The books are fun, educational and rapidly becoming collectors’ items. Daydreaming Daisy McCloud follows the popular Fartin’ Martin Sidebottom, Black-toothed Ruth Black, Nose-picking Nicholas Pickering, Fidgety Bridget Wrigglesworth, and Messy Bessie Clutterbuck. Daydreaming Daisy McCloud is the perfect book for parents with children who are always getting told off for day-dreaming in class. If you haven’t got the foggiest idea what to do about it, leave it to the Monstrous Morals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 44


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2015


Tags: July 2015   Childrens
$21.99
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