- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Steidl; 1 edition (May 31, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3869300507
- ISBN-13: 978-3869300504
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.6 x 11.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,306,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Neverland Lost: A Portrait of Michael Jackson Hardcover – May 31, 2010
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I loved looking at the construction of these iconic costumes- makeup stains and all. All I could think of was that these held his wonderful, rhythmic body and I thought of all the performances I watched on YouTube of him performing in them.
It was also very sad to see items wrapped and taped to be removed from the house. Neverland was Michael's dream home. A place where he could have the fun he never got to have as a child. A place where inner city kids and children with terminal illnesses, could have one day of fun- even when he wasn't there.
IMO, it is a shame that the DA, Tom Sneddon, and his seventy some officers desecrated it. I think the term "overkill" could apply here. Their ransacking of Michael's home made it a place to which Michael vowed never to return- and he never did. His dreams had been shattered.
This book allows us to see the magic that was Michael Jackson. He is now finally free of the non-stop media/tabloid bashing. It is a scary world in which a human being could be so methodically and sytematically set upon to be destroyed as Michael Jackson was. I'm surprised he survived as long as he did and that he still ws able to keep his loving and giving heart. As Maya Angelou wrote, "We had him. And we are the world." Too bad we didn't take care of him.
This picture book opens our eyes to a few of the items the photographer had access to during his initial assignment to photograph the iconic white glove for which Michael Jackson was so well known. During his first visit, Leutwyler saw a "story" aching to be told. Although he waited years to tell that tale, he did a fair job of it in these pages.
Published with no dialogue, save the Epilogue on the last two pages, Leutwyler shows us the detail that went into Michael's costumes and gloves. He shows us a few of the pieces of simple art and magnificent jewelry that Michael owned -- and the care that went into each piece is evident in the crystal clear photographs. Some of the costumes show wear or makeup and that allows us to see Michael as more than a musical genius, more than an icon, more than a humanitarian. Perhaps, he would not personally have chosen these items for this book, but he was willing to part with them at auction someday (which means he was willing to allow us to see them in this state of disrepair at some point).
The child-like quality of some of the items lets us see into Michael's heart and how much he yearned for a more complete childhood than he had...remember, he worked on stage since the age of 5!Read more ›
This book is a treasure, a beautiful keepsake of memories of an otherworldly being who sang and danced and delighted us for a brief time. When he was born the Earth rejoiced with vivid sunrises, miracles of nature and the precious voices of innocent children and when he left us she groaned with a massive earthquake of sadness-cracked in two; never to be the same again.
As so poignantly expressed by another....Michael Jackson comes along only once.
Thank you Mr. Leutwyler for this exquisite book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's basically pictures of Michael Jackson's stuff while in storage. It's a bit sad to see. The book is lovely quality hard bound coffee table worthy book. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by That Pirate Chick
Good Book. Makes you think. Michael Jackson will always be the greatest entertainer this world has ever had an opportunity to see and hear.
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But I did not really like the presentation of Michael's cloths with unlaundred parts on them, it was distasteful to me and he seems to have made sure it was seen. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Wanda L. Polnitz
Looking through this book gives me mixed emotions. Seeing the clothing that Michael actually wore, complete with a little makeup on the collar, a re-soled shoe kind of brings... Read morePublished on April 5, 2012 by cassie71
It is a nice book, but I would have liked to have a little information about each item. Who made it? When and why did he picked that particular item to wear? Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Amazon Customer
i would recommend this book to its entirety. When my mum opened she was overjoyed and commented that this was a great book, which showed intimate and up close pictures of Michael's... Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Esta