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Book Title: Classic Rock Covers|
The author of the book: Taschen
ISBN 13: 9783822855409
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 731 KB
Date of issue: June 15th 2001
Read full description of the books:This is not a studious anthology of album cover art nor a complete history; it is a sample of the album covers in the author's extensive collection. He has included covers that caught his eye and that he deemed unique and memorable for their time.
As such the selection is just right for browsing and, set out in decades, 1950s to 1980s/90s, it is ideal to run through and see the musical trends of the periods.
Raw rock and roll to begin with, through sixties pop, punk and into the 80s and 90s when, as the author states, the record died and was replaced by the CD. Cover art was never to be the same, reduced from 12 to five inches ... but they tell me that vinyl is coming back.
It is interesting to see how the American market always featured white people on the covers of black artistes' records (for selling in the south the author tells us) and also interesting to see how the simple designs of the 1950s changed to much more sophisticated, and explicit, designs of later times.
Of all the albums featured I find I have a 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis album and a 1975 Kinks' album (Schoolboys in Disgrace). Apart from that I have plenty of tracks by the artists featured but none of the actual albums.
A lengthy introduction about the author's early collecting habits and a history of rock and roll development plus short essays on each of the decades featured accompany the splendid illustrations.
Read information about the author'Taschen is an art book publisher founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany. It began as Taschen Comics publishing Benedikt's extensive comic collection. Taschen has been a noteworthy force in making lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores, including some fetishistic imagery, queer art, historical erotica, pornography and adult magazines (including multiple books with Playboy magazine). Taschen has helped bring this art into broader public view, by publishing these potentially controversial volumes alongside its more mainstream books of comics reprints, art photography, painting, design, fashion, advertising history, film, and architecture.' - Wikipedia
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