Jane & Serge: A Family Album

Jane & Serge: A Family Album

59.99

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The highly public love affair of French singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation. When Jane and Serge met on a movie set in 1968, sparks flew. They would spend the next 12 years together, a passionate union that produced the duet “Je t’aime... moi non plus,” the legendary album Melody Nelson (1971), and a daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg, who has become a successful actress in her own right. From the earliest days of Jane and Serge’s romance until their split in 1980, Jane’s brother Andrew Birkin was a frequent presence in their lives; an avid photographer, he snapped thousands of candid family photos during those years. Andrew’s pictures—very few of which have ever been published—offer a rare view of daily life for the couple. Designed by M/M (Paris), the photo album comes in a clear plastic cover with the following items tucked inside: text booklet featuring an introduction by Jane Birkin and Andrew Birkin’s memoir of Jane and Serge, illustrated by Birkin family childhood photos; softcover contact sheet booklet; fold-out poster; five photo prints; sticker sheet; and embroidered patch.

  • Edited by Alison Castle
  • Hardcover book set, 176 pages
  • Measures 9.8" x 8.1"
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