May 24, 2016

Bob Dylan Comes to TASCHEN

Celebrate the artist’s birth with this new TASCHEN tome.

Photographer Daniel Kramer has what could easily be labeled my “dream job.” In 1964 he met the 23-year-old up and coming artist Bob Dylan, and began photographing him for exactly a year and a day. Fifty years later, the fruits of his labor have been compiled into a intimate TASCHEN tome appropriately titled A Year and A Day. 

Inside the large hardcover book are 200 images, many of them never published before, chronicling what could debatably be called one of the most important years in Dylan’s career. Highlights include the artist’s performance at the Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall concert with Joan Baez, recording sessions for “Bringing It All Back Home,” and the famous Forest Hills concerts. Johnny Cash, Allen Ginsberg, and Joan Baez make appearances in the book.

This is a collector’s edition, meaning the book is autographed by the photographer, and only 1,765 books were printed. It’s a total score for any Dylan-lover (ahem) and buying it on his birthday will generate some serous rock-n-roll karma.

The Details: A Year and A Day is for sale at the TASCHEN Library. $700.