Barrett Barrett Is A Premium Quality, Large Format Book, Produced Using The Finest Materials It Is Full Of Unseen And Rare Images Of Syd Barrett And Pink Floyd It Collects And Catalogues For The First Time Artworks And Photographs By Syd Himself The Book Has Been Made In Conjunction With The Barrett Family And Access To The Family Art And Photograph Archive, And Their Recollections Have Combined To Show A New Picture Of Syd The Creative, Revealing A Man Who Was A Dedicated, Practising Artist Throughout His Life The Book Splits Into Three Sections Syd S Life In Photographs From Growing Up Through To Working And Performing With Pink Floyd And His Life As A Solo Artist Unseen And Unpublished Illustrated Letters Sent To Libby Gausden Chisman And Jenny Spires Between , As Syd Was Finding Himself As A Painter And A Musician All Of Syd S Existing Work As A Visual Artist From Until His Death The Book Contains Over Images These Include Over Completely Unseen Images And Many Reproduced In Fine Art Quality For The First Time Over Artworks Including Paintings, Drawings, Mosaics, Collages, And Sculptures Over Unseen Photographs Taken By Syd Of His Artworks, Including Images Of His Destroyed Works Seen Here For The First Time, Studies In Preparation For His Artworks, Images Of His Work Area The Art Section Also Includes An Extensive Commentary On Syd S Artworks By Barrett Art Expert Will Shutes Notes On Syd S Diaries, Notebooks, Scrapbooks, And His History Of Art Project The Catalogue Raisonne Of Syd S Art Listing And Dating All The Artwork Known To Have Existed

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Barrett
  • Russell Beecher
  • English
  • 18 September 2017
  • 9781906615109

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  1. says:

    Barrett, the definitive visual companion to the life of Syd Barrett, by Russell Beecher Will Shutes arrived at Atagong Mansion on the second day of its release, Friday the 18th of March 2011, but I have to admit, I didn t really look at it, apart from some glancing through its pages.The reason is simple, the book is a visual biography collecting many unseen photographs of Syd Barrett and his band The Pink Floyd, facsimiles from letters to Libby Gausden and Jenny Spires and the very first detailed catalogue of Syd s paintings, and I am a man of words, too many words some people say.I care for Syd the musician but I don t get overexcited when a new Barrett or vintage Pink Floyd picture appears on the web This has been happening on a regular basis since Barrett s death when people suddenly remember that they have got an exclusive picture lying on their attic PicturesBarrett is roughly divided into three unequal parts Part one 1 shows many unseen and previously unpublished pictures of vintage Pink Floyd, 2 has pictures from the Syd Barrett solo era, about 110 pages in total They are printed in big format one photo per page or double page, many pictures have been spliced , in high quality and digitally restored Most of the pages have a description of the picture, the date it was taken and an appropriate quote or anecdote from the Cambridge mafia or the photographer in question.A so called signature or limited edition has got a third, separate, photo series by Irene Winsby, but to acquire these additional 72 pages you have to cough up an extra 235 282 Unfortunately for me the signature issue is bound in leather and as a strict vegetarian it is against my conscience to skin a cow to watch a Barrett picture If you find this silly just try to imagine what the master of Sant Mat would have said to Syd Barrett about that.Letters editor Russell Beecher Barrett Part two, the shortest one with 25 pages, is destined to letters from Syd to Libby Gausden, Jenny Spires and ends with the famous little twig poem to Viv Brans Tim Willis already described some of these letters in his Madcap biography, but didn t actually put these in print with one exception and about 4 times smaller in size.Anoraks know that Syd decorated his letters with funny doodles and this section is obviously interested in the drawings than in the actual letters Libby and Jenny give cute explanations in what probably was a very weird menage trois our quatre or quarante, if we may believe the rumours about Syd s omnivorous female appetite.Art editor Will Shutes Section three over 90 pages is what everybody has been waiting for, for all these years At least that is why I have bought the book for.For ages fans have been drooling over Syd, the painter, but I never really bothered I did not put Syd Barrett in the same category as Ron Wood and Grace Slick who also smear paint on canvas and that s about all that can be said about them , but I adhered the theory that was written down by Annie Marie Roulin in The Case of Roger Keith Syd Barrett Fish Out Of Water, 1996.The symmetries among the geometrical shapes painted by Barrett show an embarrassing absence of concept , of hidden flaming which makes doubtful the real artistic value of these works As to the technique they can compete only with works by low talented students of low secondary school In other words, paintings of Barrett may have been slightly therapeutic and this can be debated art sessions can also have the uncanny feature of sliding a mentally unstable person further into regression but if one can fully grasp Anne Marie Roulin s Italo English they could certainly not be considered as art with a capital A A daring theory and certainly not liked by many Barrett fans, nor by his family, and that is why journalist Luca Ferrari invented a female alter ego to publish this controversial thesis.In the past, biographies have tried to convince the reader that Barrett was an art painter pur sang, but none of these could win me over, basically because writing about paintings without seeing the actual work or only two or three foggy examples is like talking about music without listening to it For the first time in history a book publishes Syd s whole oeuvre or what is left of it, about 100 of his paintings and Will Shutes has written an impressive 25 pages long essay about Barrett s canvas outings throughout the years While reading the excellent essay one is obliged to constantly switch from text to illustration and luckily the book has two ribbon markers to facilitate this multi tasking.Shutes admits that Barrett s work lacks consistency , a remark originally made by Duggie Fields and cited in Rob Chapman s A Very Irregular Head, but he immediately turns this into a plus factor Will concludes The variety this implies is at the core of his originality , but one could use exactly the same reasoning to deduce that Barrett s artwork isn t original at all.Just like Julian Palacios in Dark Globe has tracked down musical influences in Syd Barrett s discography, Shutes cites several examples for Barrett s graphical work If there is one work of Barrett that stands out in my opinion, FA it is the 1964 ish Untitled 15 Cat 20 lino print with its evaporating crosses, but Barry Miles also in A Very Irregular Head explains it has been clearly influenced by Nicolas Sta l, although Shutes reveals that there must have been some secret Paul Klee ingredient at work as well.Rosemary Breen told Luca Ferrari that Barrett could make ten paintings a day, and even if this was exaggerated the one hundred in the Barrett book only represent a small percentage of his output Although nobody actually witnessed Barrett destroying his work, it is assumed he burned them or threw them in the rubbish bin Some have said that Barrett destroyed only those paintings that weren t perfect to him, but actually he destroyed them all although some seem to have survived for a couple of months before disappearing The few exceptions are those he gave away to family or visiting friends Beecher Shutes could trace 49 surviving artworks by Syd Barrett and were lucky that Rosemary found some photo albums of Syd s art For most of his life Roger Barrett had the weird habit of photographing his work before destroying it, as if he wanted the destruction to be a bit less final Opinions differ as well why Barrett did this, and range from a mental disorder to an artistic concept Will Shutes Like Rauschenberg s erasure of a drawing by de Kooning in 1953, Barrett s act of destruction is not a negation it achieves something new Barrett is doing something when he destroys what he has done, not merely erasing it What intrigues me is that Roger Barrett continued to make abstract and realistic paintings, as if he was afraid to make an irrevocable choice Personally I find his water coloured landscapes or florals uninteresting, although they do show some m tier, especially compared with the abstract works of the seventies or eighties that are visually compelling but technically mediocre I m quite fond of Untitled 67 2005 that represents a pie chart of the summer and winter solstices, although some will of course recognise it as a pastiche of the Wish You Were Here cover art That s the main deviation of the maniacal Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett fan, seeing links that perhaps aren t really there.This book contains the best descriptions and illustrations of Syd s artwork, it is a collector s dream, but in the end Will Shutes can not convince me that Barrett was a graphical artist in the true sense of the word It s a matter of personal opinion and I m not sure if Barrett knew it himself or if he even cared.ConclusionI hope the authors will not hold it against me if I tell that this book is not destined for the average Floyd or Barrett fan It contains no juicy stories of feeding Syd biscuits through a closed locker door Its sole purpose is to ease the hunger of the Barrett community that is easily recognised by its general daftness and its deep pockets.Despite the blurb that states the opposite Barrett is not essential for the music loving fan, but the book is no waste of time for those that want to acquire it either Barrett has been made with love, caring and respect for its subject, is a work of art and quality and has been authorised by the Estate of Roger Keith Syd Barrett But at 90 108 for the classic edition including delivery it is also pretty expensive, perhaps not overpriced, but still a lot of money.IntroductionIn his witty introduction Russell Beecher writes that over the years there was a need for a well researched, intelligent, and well thought through account of Syd s life and work I completely agree He then continues by stating that this was fulfilled with the publication of Rob Chapman s excellent An Irregular Head in 2010.Thank you, Russell Beecher, but I prefer to make up my own mind In my humble opinion Chapman s biography fails against at least one of the qualities you have mentioned above Russell Beecher proceeds An Irregular Head is the definitive textual work on Syd What you now hold is the definitive visual work on Syd s artistic life The two books compliment one another Did I just pay 90 for a vaguely concealed commercial, wished for by the Barrett Estate The Barrett book is quite exceptional and possibly the definitive visual work on Syd s artistic life indeed, but linking its destiny to An Irregular Head, way off definitive if I am still allowed to express my opinion, undermines its own qualities This feels like reserving a table at Noma in Copenhagen to hear Ren Redzepi announce that the food will reach the level of the local McDonald s Can I have some ketchup on my white truffles, please Some will find me overreacting again, but I had to get this off my chest Although a bit superfluous, and destined for the capitalist ber Syd geek alone, Barrett is far too luxurious and well researched to have its image tramped down.See at

  2. says:

    Worth it to see the scope of Syd s painting which, unlike music, he kept up his entire life A great talent.

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