Yes, there is a limited edition you can pledge for. But the standard version of Mod Art by Paul Anderson is also coming your way.
That’s good news for those of you outside the UK, as the pledge version of the book seemed to be limited to just the UK. This version seems to be available to order worldwide. However, there is a problem.
According to Paul, the release date, which was due to be ahead of Christmas, is now scheduled for 7th February 2019 due to a problem at the printers. So if you want the book ahead of Christmas (and I am guessing it has made a few Christmas lists), then you will have to go for the pledge version. That book is going to make the cut, with an expected arrival date of November or early December. You can find out all about ordering that version here.
The difference? Well, that’s down to the cover. Go for the limited edition and you get the Pete Townshend graphic. Go for this one for a more ‘swinging London’ take on things.
The content within is much the same, as you would expect really. As the pre-release for the book states:
Examining and illustrating the art scene surrounding the birth of modernism and its simultaneous rise among the burgeoning working class Mod scene of the Sixties, Paul Anderson’s Mod Art is the definitive work on the visual culture of Mod.
With interviews from key artists, scene members and a rich understanding of the how the collision of high art and mass culture formed, Mod Art will appeal to fans of history, music, fashion and art. Gorgeously illustrated with a treasure trove of hundreds of colour photographs of famous, rediscovered and rare images from the era, Mod Art will be read and re-read for years to come.
Paul Anderson’s previous book, Mods: The New Religion, is a best seller in the genre and considered a defining work on the subculture.
If you are based outside the UK or just want the standard version, that is still available to order. In fact, it can be pre-ordered now, with Amazon offering it at a discounted £19.49 (down from the official £25 list price).