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Patti Smith 1969-1976 by Judy Linn
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Feb 12, 2012

really liked it

Linn's book of photography and Smith's memoir "Just Kids" were published in the same year. In all probability the two friends did this intentionally and it was a brilliant move. Unfortunately Smith got all the press. I wish I'd had Linn's photos in one hand while I read Smith in the other. Photos provide insight that words can't express. The subconscious impression of a facial expression or the suggestive line of a body can't be captured through words as it can visually - no matter the writer.

This book stands alone as a testament to the minimal lifestyle Smith (and Mapplethorpe) experienced while producing their art. Really cool book - but I recommend reading "Just Kids" for context.
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