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ISBN-10: 0571364616
ISBN-13: 9780571364619
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 02/09/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 6.10" W, 1.60" H

A Year with Swollen Appendices

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The diary and essays of Brian Eno republished twenty-five years on with a new introduction by the artist in a beautiful hardcover edition.

At the end of 1994, musician, producer and artist Brian Eno resolved to keep a diary. His plans to go to the cinema, theatre and galleries fell through quickly. What he did do – and write – however, was astonishing: ruminations on his collaborative work with artists including David Bowie, U2, James and Jah Wobble, interspersed with correspondence and essays dating back to 1978. These ‘appendices’ covered topics from the generative and ambient music Eno pioneered to what he believed the role of an artist and their art to truly be, alongside razor-sharp commentary on his day-to-day tribulations and happenings around the world.

A fascinating, candid and intimate insight into one of the most influential creative artists of our time, A Year with Swollen Appendices is an essential classic, reissued for a new generation of readers.

This beautiful 25th anniversary hardcover edition has been re-designed in the same size as the diary that eventually became this book. It features two ribbons, pink paper delineating the appendices (matching the original edition) and a two-tone paper-over-board cover that pays homage to the original design.

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A cranium tour of one of the most creative minds of our age. – Wired

Brian Eno's dual role in experimental and popular music is without precedent, and his influence on the music scene as a whole is difficult to overstate. – Pitchfork

Behind Eno stand John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, and Erik Satie. – New Yorker

As singular and as entertaining as anything the pop polymath has produced. – Observer, The 50 Greatest Music Books Ever

A Year with Swollen Appendices is by turns fascinating, engaging and wonderfully mundane. Our world has changed in profound ways, but Eno's ideas are remarkably durable, his perspectives still feel fresh with possibility. This writing hasn't lost any of its power to entertain, persuade and inspire. – The Wire

At the end of 1994, the ambient giant began to keep a diary, writing about his collaborations with artists like David Bowie, U2, James and Jah Wobble. He also wrote about the role of generative and ambient music, plus observations on art, the role of artists and the world around him...The 25th anniversary hardcover has been redesigned in the size of the original diary. It features two ribbons, pink paper delineating the appendices (matching the original edition) and a two-tone paper-over-board cover, which pays homage to the original design. – Ryan Middleton, Magnetic Magazine

A captivating document of a brilliant and relentlessly driven mind. – Brian DeGraw

Interesting and lastingly relevant. – Under the Radar

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Details

ISBN-10: 0571364616
ISBN-13: 9780571364619
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 02/09/2021
Dimensions: 8.40" L, 6.10" W, 1.60" H
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