Derek Jarman’s notebooks

I’ve fallen in love… with a notebook…

For years, I’ve been fascinated by the journals, notebooks and commonplace books of the creative and the curious – it’s being able to see the inner steps and vacillations, as worked out in that age-old format, pen and paper. Yesterday I stumbled across the latest publication of Derek Jarman’s notebooks, available from Thames & Hudson in regular and deluxe versions (choose your damage accordingly).

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This short trailer takes a closer look at Jarman’s original notebooks, filled with drawings, sketches, pasted images, pressed flowers, scribbles and poetry. It’s stunning, so addictive, and makes you want to grab the nearest notebook and start writing. Now.


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