Qty:1
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Save: $7.77 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
M.I.A. has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book has never been read and is in Good condition with moderate shelf wear and may have a remainder mark. For more information on our book grading guidelines, see our Detailed Seller Information page by clicking on our store name.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

M.I.A. Hardcover – October 23, 2012


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$27.23
$16.99 $15.00

You Are the Music: How Music Reveals What it Means to be Human by Victoria Williamson
Music on the Mind
Learn about the powerful affects of music on our brain. Learn more | See related books
$27.23 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

M.I.A. + Matangi [Explicit] + Kala
Price for all three: $48.70

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"The book contains original drawings, collages, photographs, and digital artwork, with intermittent textual commentary, detailing the political and artistic evolution that led her to pursue music as a more publicly accessible, aggressive medium." ~Complex Magazine

"As chaotic and trippy as Magic Eye, this book is as overwhelming as it is powerful—much like the artist herself." ~Lifestyle Mirror

"...collages, prints and concept artwork by the renegade artist and turns them into a cacophony of colour. The riotous art appears on her manicure, clothing, walls and takes readers through the themes that underlie M.I A.'s work and self-presentation" ~National Post

About the Author

Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, M.I.A. (her stage name, “Missing in Act(i)on”) is an English musician, producer, painter, and director. Her music combines elements of hip-hop, electronica, dance, alternative, and influences from around the world. She is the first artist to be nominated for all of the following awards: an Academy Award (for her work on the soundtrack for Slumdog Millionaire), two Grammys, a Brit Award, and Mercury Prize; and the first artist of Asian descent to be nominated for an Academy Award and Grammy in the same year. The first nine years of her life were marked by displacement due to the Sri Lankan civil war—a theme that influences her work, which is often political.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli (October 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847839176
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847839179
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Daniels on November 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I absolutely love her rework and her story. It's very admirable where she came from and her dedication to the civil war in Sri Lanka. Her art is unlike anything I've sen before and as an artist myself it's very inspiring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Catattack17 on November 30, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
i LOVE this book. prints and patterns take up the entire page - so many of them would be awesome framed. really neat insight into MIA's taste. just like MIA, this book is one of a kind.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Reena Paleja on January 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
she is very unique and the book showcases that, its really interesting and just an all around a great book.

everyone whos a fan should buy this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Goodroad on May 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a beautiful book - It is big, bright, and informative. The story of Maya's education is one not unfamiliar to undergraduates around the world. Hers is more complicated because of the power struggle in her home country.

The story of M.I.A.'s musical and graphic development stands on its own, but the vivid colors (including a metallic green spot color on the color) makes it a great coffee table book. Furthermore, the low-fi nature of her patterns and posters inspires experimentation with design tools, even among amateurs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ringo94 on March 26, 2013
Format: Hardcover
MIA is one of the best musicians of this generation because of how inventive she is. This book shows you that she's more of an artist/musician than an entertainer. There is a big difference. It gives you a visual guide through all three of her albums and her famous mix tape. All three of her albums are unique and incomparable, this book does a good job of proving that. Its a very fascinating book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor Hugo on April 15, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A compilation of Maya's work in great graphics, great material and amazing bio and subtitling to the imagens. I recommend it not only for the fans, but for anyone who seeks inspiration in visual art. The way she spread her political point of view is inspiring.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessica A. Yarbrough on January 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
M.I.A. has great art work, exceptional color, wild images, and eclectic ideas brought out through the pages. The book is fun, fierce, flirty, and firm.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Personally I love MIA and all her work so I wanted to get this book to more fully understand her and that's what this book does. It presents her artwork that she was making alongside with her music over the years that most people haven't seen. The art isn't groundbreaking or anything, but it's very her, and that's why I love it. It also contains some of her opinions on her own albums and some backstory of when she was in college.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
M.I.A.
This item: M.I.A.
Price: $27.23
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: che m