ROCK COVERS: 40th Anniversary Edition


ROCK COVERS: 40th Anniversary Edition

ROBBIE BUSCH, JONATHAN KIRBY    Book Number: 89738    Product format: Hardback

The most important record covers in rock history. Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favourite albums, you picture the covers. Many photographers, illustrators, and art directors have become celebrities from their album artworks - the best examples of which will go down in history as permanent fixtures in popular culture. Paying tribute to this art form, Rock Covers brings you a compilation of more than 750 remarkable album covers, from legendary to rare record releases. Artists as varied as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, David Bowie in his element, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd (Dark Side, natch! Wish You Were Here with the man alight, and Obscured By Clouds - ah, we can all sing along now and remember!), The Cure (Boys Don't Cry with the iconic palm trees and pyramid), Kiss (Destroyer, with the band's painted faces), Iron Maiden, the B52s, and Sonic Youth are gathered together in celebration of the cover art that defined their albums and their cult status. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing the art director, photographer or illustrator, year, label, and more, while nearly 250 records that marked particular turning points for a band, an artist, or the music genre, are highlighted with short descriptions. This far-reaching catalogue of visualized rock has insider interviews with professionals who shaped the history of rock, and by top-10 record lists from ten leading vinyl collectors. 15.6 x 21.7 cm, 1.47 kg, 512 pages. Text in English, French and German. New from Taschen. Stunning colour throughout.
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ISBN 9783836576437
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