Books

Modculture 'cool' says Arena

I’m not a big magazine reader these days, but I did manage to browse Arena magazine this month and for good reason – it gives Modculture a glowing reference. Yes, in its ‘Arena Approves’ section, where it picks its five hot things for the month, amongst the selection is the […]

ABC of Men’s Fashion reissued

First issued in 1964, long out of print and sought after by just about everyone with an interest in classic/vintage fashion and style, The ABC of Men’s Fashion by Hardy Amies is finally scheduled for a reissue in the coming weeks. It’s re-appearance is down to the V&A, which is […]

Paul Weller – The Changing Man

Claimed to be ‘the frankest and most honest portrait of Paul Weller ever written’, The Changing Man is a new biography of Paul Weller by Paolo Hewitt – and it’s set for release by Bantam Press on 24th September 2007 in hardback for around £18.99. It’s said to be a […]

Suburban 100 by Paul Weller

Paul Weller has a book out in September – and it’s called Suburban 100. I received a sampler of it in the post yesterday (pictured right) and some information on the title. Basically, it’s a lyrics book, with Weller picking his 100 favourite from all eras, all arranged thematically and […]

Absolute Beginners – the play

Absolute Beginners didn’t work as a film, but I have much higher hopes for the theatrical production at the Lyric Theatre in London, which runs from 26th April – 26th May 2007. The plot stays faithful to the must-read book – a young modernist photographer’s take on life on the […]

New book: The Jam Unseen

Yet another book on The Jam – this time a book of previously-unseen images taken by Twink with the title The Jam Unseen. A limited edition is available in April (to coincide with the From The Jam tour) with an umlimited version appearing in August. Both versions feature 192 pages […]

Absolute Beginners: The Play

Colin MacInnes’ tale of the teenager at the turn of the sixties  – Absolute Beginners – has already been a novel and a (widely panned) film. And now it’s set to be a play, debuting at London’s Lyric Theatre. Details are so far quite sparse, but according to web sources: […]

The Look at Borders (London)

If you’re in London tomorrow (Thursday September 21st) you could do a lot worse than get yourself down to Borders on Oxford Street, where Paul Gorman, author of the excellent style book The Look, will be hosting a question and answer session with special guests and no doubt, signing this […]