4 Apr 2007
Peter Saville / Estate 
First details of the long-awaited book on the 'Estate' of Peter Saville have emerged (with thanks to Chris):


Authors: Steven Gontarski, Thomas Grünfeld, Sarah Morris, Peter Saville, Sean Snyder, Wolfgang Tillmans. Edited by Heike Munder.

Based on his solo exhibition at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, this book reveals his archive for the first time. Using a reduced, modernist style, has been an innovator in the field of visual communications, with a profound effect on the interplay between art, design and advertising. This publication has been conceived and designed in close collaboration with Saville and is published with the Migros Museum.

Published by JRP/Ringier
Price: GBP 25.00
ISBN 3-905701-66-9 / 978-3-905701-66-1
Softback in slipcase 376 pages
220 colour illustrations
270 x 210 mm
English Text
May 2007

Peter Saville video interview about the 'Estate' exhibition.



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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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