Amy Winehouse: Beyond Black


Ten years after her untimely death, this affectionate and evocative visual celebration tells the definitive story of the life and career of Amy Winehouse.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2021.

ISBN: 9780500024287 Category:

Naomi Parry


Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold 60s-inspired aesthetic. Featuring stories and anecdotes from a wide range of characters connected to Amy, specially commissioned photography of memorabilia, styled and dressed themed sets incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions and lyrics, and previously unseen archival images, this volume presents an intimate portrait that celebrates Amy’s creative legacy.

Interspersed throughout are personal reflections on Amy’s life and work, provided by her friends, colleagues and fans. These include Ronnie Spector, Vivienne Westwood, Bryan Adams, Little Simz and Carl BarĂ¢t, and Doug, landlord of the Hawley Arms, tattooist Henry Hate, goddaughter Dionne Bromfield and DJ Bioux. Each one has a personal story to share and together their anecdotes and reflections build into a complex picture of a much admired but troubled star. Vice Culture Editor Emma Garland puts these insights into context with an introduction that highlights the principal events and achievements in Amy’s life and work, and the key characters that played a part in it.

Organized broadly chronologically, the book features newly shot lyric sheets, sketches and ephemera together with contextual photographs and video stills, including album, single and promotional artworks and outtakes. Punctuating the story are photographs of dressed room sets each created, designed and styled especially for the book by Naomi Parry to evoke a period or aspect of Amy’s life or personality, incorporating Amy’s clothing, possessions, lyrics and other memorabilia.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 29 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 14 September 2021
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.2 x 29 cm
Weight 300 g
Naomi Parry was Amy's stylist and close friend from 2005 to 2011; she worked, travelled and even lived with Amy. Alongside the book, she is also curating an accompanying touring exhibition, which will launch at the Design Museum, London, in November 2021.