PRIDE AND GLORY — THE ART OF THE ROCKER‘S JACKET

PRIDE AND GLORY – THE ART OF ROCKERS‘ JACKET

October 25, 2015 by R A Z G O

 

PRIDE AND GLORY
THE ART OF ROCKERS‘ JACKET

Author Horst A. Friedrichs
Edited by Lars Harmsen
Introduction by Colin Fallows
Conversation with Derek Harris
Designed by MAGMA Brand Design
Text in English

28 x 35.5 cm, 400 pages
95,00 € | 145,00 $ | 85,00 £
ISBN: 978 – 3 – 942597 – 20 – 3

 

PRIDE AND GLORY — THE ART OF THE ROCKER‘S JACKET

Following the great success of “Or Glory – 21st Century Rockers“, the acclaimed German photographer Horst A. Friedrichs concentrates on an extraordinary design classic: the leather motorcycle jacket, the pride and joy of its respective owner. The comprehensive, lavishly illustrated photo book “Pride & Glory: The Art of the Rockers’ Jacket“ is published by DAAB Media, Cologne.

In the 1950s, the black leather motorcycle jacket developed from being merely functional outerwear to become the blazing symbol of the era’s youth revolt. James Dean wore one, as did Marlon Brando and Dennis Hopper. Since then, the myth has continued to flourish, so that, to this day, leather jackets are one of the few outfits with true cult status. They have soul. They have character. They tell stories – and make history. For their owners, they are part of their very being. Rockers’ jackets are worn as a symbol of identity, style and freedom; they are painted, embellished, embroidered and enhanced with studs and patches.

For decades, Lewis Leathers, the legendary British manufactory for leather motorcycle jackets, has brought to-gether especially attractive and exceptional examples for their unique and comprehensive collection of -vintage leather jackets. The artistic photos by Horst A. Friedrichs make these available to the larger public for the first time and provide authentic insight into this highly exceptional lifestyle.

The rare photographic documents are complemented by a fascinating essay by Colin Fallows, Professor for Sound and Visual Art at the John Moores University in Liverpool, as well as by an in-depth conversati- on with Derek Harris, the proprietor of Lewis Leathers, London.
Horst A. Friedrichs was born in Frankfurt in 1966. Over the years, he has produced a number of extraor- dinary photo books featuring fashion and lifestyle beyond the mainstream. Horst A. Friedrichs works as a free-lance photojournalist amongst others for Stern, Geo, The New York Times and The Independent. He lives in London since 1997.

Pride & Glory Collector‘s edition is available only by special order. Each book is a unique copy: Bound in hand-stitched cowhide leather with zip fastening, embellished with studs and applique? details and lined with quilted taf-feta. A limited special edition of 1,000 copies, numbered with a hand-signed Fine Art Print (retail price € 1.500, $ 2.100, £ 1.400).