A journey in images and words into the creative world of musician, storyteller and cultural icon Nick Cave.
Presenting more than forty years of Cave's life, work and inspiration and exploring his many real and imagined universes, Stranger Than Kindness features original artwork, handwritten lyrics, literature, photography, videos, set designs, collected personal artefacts and commentary.
Reproduced in full colour, this highly collectible book brings together more than three hundred objects selected from Cave's own collection, the Nick Cave archive at Arts Centre Melbourne and the collections of the Royal Danish Library. Images are accompanied by commentary and meditations from Cave and others on themes that are central to Cave's work, notably rupture, blows of fate and the transformations required to survive. Stranger Than Kindness asks what shapes our lives and makes us who we are, and celebrates the curiosity and power of the creative spirit.