Pedro Almodóvar needs no introduction and TASCHEN’s recently-revised and updated Pedro Almodóvar Archives, the most comprehensive book on the Spanish director, elegantly demonstrates his genius.
The new edition of The Pedro Almodóvar Archives is an invitation to dive into the master’s inspirations, behind-the-scenes and personal archives, from his very beginnings to his most-recent and beautiful film Julieta (2016).
Based on and expanded from the original TASCHEN XL volume produced in collaboration with Almodóvar himself, the book offers a fascinating insight into the creative process behind such masterpieces as Volver, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown and the Academy Award-winning All About My Mother and Talk To Her.
Edited by Paul Duncan, a film historian whose TASCHEN books include The James Bond Archives, The Charlie Chaplin Archives, The Godfather Family Album and many more, and Barbara Peiró, Producer for La Piel Que Habito (2011), the book explores Almodóvar’s oeuvre and also touches on his passion for other artists and sometimes collaborators such as Pina Bausch, Lucian Freud and Jean Paul Gaultier. More than 600 visuals illustrate the texts which both manifest Almodóvar’s creative power.
Each film is featured with its original poster, full cast and crew listings, as well as an essay by a leading Spanish author. Almodóvar personally supplements the vivid photographic material, captioning each image with his own reflections and comments. The book is brilliant and the reference on Almodóvar.