Writer, curator and collector Jeremy Cooper knew many of the yBas in 1985 when he converted a warehouse in Shoreditch, East London, where most of them had their studios. Intimately involved with their early years Cooper covers the early careers of the group, drawing on his own unseen archival photographs of early events in which he participated. This engaging book includes new interviews conducted by the author with the artists. Cooper completely captures a significant period in the art history of this exceptional group. Artists include: Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Angus Fairhurst, Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger, Anya Gallaccio, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy and Sarah Lucas. Mint in DW (new). 176pp with numerous b/w and colour illus.