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The Greatest Album Covers of All Time

The Greatest Album Covers of All Time Author Barry Miles
ISBN-10 9781911163367
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 300
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With the resurgence of vinyl going from strength to strength, album cover art is as important as it's ever been. This sumptuous book brings together 250 of the greatest album covers of all time and is arranged chronologically, beginning in 1956. Our judging panel, drawn from the great and the good of the music industry, has selected the final 275 entries, giving their reasons for selection to accompany the illustrations. From rock ‘n’ roll to pop, R&B to jazz, blues and even folk, some of the album covers included are obvious classics, while others will surprise readers and jog memories. The chosen entries might not necessarily be of a best-selling release, but they are important artistically, stylistically or culturally. This fascinating book forms a wonderful visual record of this popular art form, and is an essential read for music fans the world over.



Art Record Covers

Art Record Covers Author Julius Wiedemann
ISBN-10 3836540290
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 448
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Sound art An unprecedented collection of artists' record covers from the 1950s to today Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Henri Matisse's Music (1910) and Hugo Ball's sound poem "Karawane" (1916) to Wassily Kandinsky's visual "chords," the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between sounds and shapes, marks and melodies, and different fields of composition and performance. In this unique anthology of artists' record covers, we discover the rhythm of this particular cultural history. The book presents over 600 album and record covers given the artistic treatment from the 1950s through to today. Ordered by artist, the covers reveal how modern, postmodern, Pop Art, street art, and conceptual practice have all informed this collateral field of visual production and supported the mass distribution of music with defining imagery that swiftly and suggestively evokes an aural encounter. Along the way, we find Jean-Michel Basquiat's urban hieroglyphs for his own Tartown record label, Banksy's stenciled graffiti for Blur, Damien Hirst's synecdoche skull for The Hours, and a skewered Salvador Dal� butterfly on Jackie Gleason's Lonesome Echo. The covers are featured with succinct analyses and each with a fact sheet listing the artist, performer, album name, label, year of release, and information on the original artwork. Interviews with Tauba Auerbach, Shepard Fairey, Kim Gordon, Christian Marclay, Albert Oehlen, and Raymond Pettibon add personal accounts and insights on the collaborative relationship between artists and musicians. Text in English, French, and German



Blue Note

Blue Note Author Graham Marsh
ISBN-10 0811836886
Release 2002
Pages 287
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Depicts nearly four hundred legendary album covers from the 1950s through the 1990s for jazz recordings on the Blue Note record label, featuring such performers as Sonny Rollins, Stanley Turrentine, Ornette Coleman, and Bobby Hutcherson. Original.



100 Best Album Covers

100 Best Album Covers Author Storm Thorgerson
ISBN-10 0751307831
Release 1999
Pages 160
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Focuses on the stories behind 100 of the most memorable album covers in the history of rock and roll music, tracing the history of rock music and culture from Elvis to Blur. The collection has been personally selected by Storm Thorgerson, known for his work on Pink Floyd album covers.



Classic Album Covers of the 1970s

Classic Album Covers of the 1970s Author Aubrey Powell
ISBN-10 9781908449665
Release 2013-10-09
Pages 300
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A stunning collection of over 200 essential and influential album covers of the decade A visual reflection of psychedelia-influenced artwork to Punk anti- design from Pink Floyd to the Sex Pistols Indispensable purchase for the dedicated follower of music and art The seventies are often regarded as a mean, dark and turbulent decade, full of discontent and pessimism. The album covers of the burgeoning hard rock, progressive rock, pop and punk scenes that dominated the decade mirrored this social and cultural dystopia effectively, and accurately, capturing the tone of the music as well as the world at large. Over the decade it became clear that the 1970s were a hotbed of experimental, unique and mind-expanding design perfectly mirroring the progressive music of the time as well as the technology of music recording and photography and being an expansive step away from the 1960s optimism. Classic Album Covers of the 1970s is an essential collection of over 200 of the greatest album covers produced during that dark decade. From the Grateful Dead, Roxy Music and David Bowie, to Patti Smith, The Ramones and the Sex Pistols, this volume will prove indispensable to all those interested in the history of album cover graphics and design, and to those whose memories of the seventies are stirred by the record covers of that period.



Vinyl Album Cover Art

Vinyl   Album   Cover   Art Author Aubrey Powell
ISBN-10 0500519323
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 320
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The complete catalogue of design collective Hipgnosis, showcasing groundbreaking cover art created for iconic rock 'n' roll giants, including the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd



The Cover Art of Blue Note Records

The Cover Art of Blue Note Records Author Graham Marsh
ISBN-10 1843405997
Release 2010
Pages 240
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A best-selling anthology of over 400 covers from one of the most acclaimed record labels of all time. Complete compliation of the original Blue Note volumes A timeless collector’s piece for all music fans The Cover Art of Blue Note Records is Graham Marsh and Glyn Callingham's classic collection of the finest record sleeves produced by the celebrated Blue Note record label. This new edition is the complete compilation of the original volumes published nearly two decades ago. Including every cover, essay and photo that appeared in the original volumes, this collection is bound to appeal. Iconic covers of artists such as Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Art Blakey, make this anthology an evocative piece of Jazz history. With over 400 of the best covers in the record label's history and a selection of short essays, this is a comprehensive guide for all Jazz fans and anyone interested in classic design.



Total Records

Total Records Author Jacques Denis
ISBN-10 1597113840
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 448
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The history of photography is teeming with portraits of musicians made iconic by their album covers: Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, Miles Davis by Irving Penn, Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude, Laurie Anderson by Robert Mapplethorpe. The history of album cover art also includes collaborations between prominent figures, such as Mick Rock and David Bowie, Annie Leibovitz and John Lennon, Lee Friedlander and John Coltrane, Nobuyoshi Araki and Björk, Anton Corbijn and U2, and Robert Frank with the Rolling Stones--not to mention Francis Wolff's legendary work with Blue Note, the record label he cofounded. Musicians and designers have also sifted through photography's rich history for powerful photographs to match and keep company with the music enclosed within: Anders Petersen's classic Café Lehmitz portrait of a man nestling into a woman's bosom stands in for Tom Waits on the cover of Swordfishtrombones; Big Star and Alex Chilton push the listener into a corner with William Eggleston's Red Ceiling on their album Radio City; Rage Against the Machine goes for the jugular on its self-titled album with the anonymous Vietnam War photo of the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk. Images like the Abbey Road crosswalk are deeply inscribed in our collective memory, yet few details are known about the photographer. All of these--and more--are included in this compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace. Includes albums featuring images by David Bailey, Guy Bourdin, Anton Corbijn, Roy DeCarava, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Luigi Ghirri, Jean-Paul Goude, Brian Griffin, William Klein, David LaChapelle, Danny Lyon, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Ryan McGinley, Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, Anders Petersen, Pierre et Gilles, Hiro, Cindy Sherman, W. Eugene Smith, Pennie Smith, Juergen Teller, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol, Albert Watson, William Wegman, and more.



The Art of the LP

The Art of the LP Author Johnny Morgan
ISBN-10 1454918063
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 400
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Sexy, provocative, playful, beautiful: from their earliest days, LP covers have been objects of art and fascination. This celebration of album artistry presents more than 350 of the best covers, and departs from the usual approach by organizing the images by visual theme. Many of us remember the iconic album-cover images that defined our collective and individual histories--such as the smoldering pinup girl on the Cars' Candy-O, the plaintive baby following a dollar bill through water on Nirvana's Nevermind, and Andy Warhol's controversial zippered pants on the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers. From perennial classics to lesser-known gems, here is the LP art that shook, rattled, and rolled us through music's early formative years. The thematic chapters include: Art: Ornette Coleman, Empty Foxhole; Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks; Santana, Abraxas Death: Otis Redding, History of Otis Redding; Frank Zappa, Hot Rats; Ice Cube, Kill At Will; Metallica, Master of Puppets Drugs: The Beatles, Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; the Monkees, Head; Thelonious Monk, Underground; Peter Tosh, Bush Doctor Ego: Frank Sinatra, No One Cares; Joni Mitchell, Clouds; LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out; Björk, Debut Escape: Johnny Cash, Orange Blossom Special; Bob Dylan, Freewheelin'; Peter Gabriel, 1 (Car) Identity: The Jackson 5, ABC; Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon; Blondie, Parallel Lines Politics: Funkadelic, America Eats Its Young; Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA Rock & Roll: Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis and His Pumping Piano; Clash, London Calling Sex: The Ohio Players, Honey; Robert Palmer, Double Fun; Pulp, This Is Hardcore Real World: The Allman Brothers, Brothers & Sisters; Bob Marley, Catch a Fire; Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road



Come Together

Come Together Author Francesco Spampinato
ISBN-10 9781616893934
Release 2014-12-02
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The past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and commerce. In Come Together, author and visual artist Francesco Spampinato assembles an international roster of forty of today's most exciting and influential collectives, from design studios like Project Projects and political performance artists The Yes Men to flash mob provocateurs Improv Everywhere and the multimedia artists Assume Vivid Astro Focus. Alongside visual portfolios of their best work are in-depth interviews addressing each group's unique motivations, processes, and objectives. What emerges is a shared desire to turn viewers into producers and to use commercial mass-media strategies to challenge prevailing social, political, and cultural power structures. Come Together is an essential resource and inspiration for students, art lovers, and anyone interested in the cutting edge of visual culture.



Dust Grooves

Dust   Grooves Author Eilon Paz
ISBN-10 9781607748700
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 428
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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.



Can You Hear Me Music Labels by Visual Artists

Can You Hear Me  Music Labels by Visual Artists Author Francesco Spampinato
ISBN-10 9491677365
Release 2015
Pages 168
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Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists' is the first survey on the obscure and fascinating phenomenon of record labels founded and run by visual artists. It reflects on the way these extra-artistic activities contribute to redefining the role of the contemporary artist as a catalyst of intellectual energies and producer of cultural processes at large. Moreover, it tries to understand if and how these activities challenged the art world’s static and modern perception of art and art works. Spanning 1980 to 2015, the project consists in a book and an exhibition that celebrate the contemporary artist as a multi-facetted producer of collaborative projects. The highlighted labels have released a dynamic spectrum of activities in and outside the art world and remained untouched by its unwritten capitalist code, attempting to develop alternative forms of cultural production and attract new audiences.0Exhibition: Onomatopee Gallery Space, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (May 3 – May 23, 2015).



1000 favorite websites

1000 favorite websites Author Julius Wiedemann
ISBN-10 3822825867
Release 2002
Pages 602
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In the not-too-distant past, the ""internet"" was a military communication device virtually unknown to civilians. Then in the 1990s came an explosion, a sort of digital big bang, and suddenly everyone began communicating via the world wide web. The web's evolution has proceeded at lightning speed, meaning that today's websites are infinitely more sophisticated and well-designed than their predecessors. When a website gets updated, the previous version generally evaporates into the digital beyond, so it's up to us to preserve and record this fascinating medium. 1000 Favorite Websites brings together -- you guessed it -- 1000 of today's very best websites in the areas of advertising, architecture, art design, digital, erotic, illustration, movies, fashion, photography, and more; each website is presented via screenshots annotated with icons indicating the features of the site (e.g. animation, sound, downloadable material, etc.) Serving as a vital reference for web enthusiasts, this book is also a place marker in the history of the internet and a vibrant catalog of cutting-edge global web design. Bonus: Included in the book is a DVD (PAL and NTSC format, region 0) containing six mini-documentaries, each focusing on interviews with a creative web professional. The subjects covered include: how to use the net to maximize production, to find technical support, to help clients, to provide better service, to exchange ideas, to stay updated on the latest news, and to put creativity to work.



Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol Author Paul Marechal
ISBN-10 3791354248
Release 2015-03
Pages 264
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Now available in an expanded edition, this landmark collection presents all of the record covers designed by Andy Warhol between 1949 and 1987, charting the Pop icon's lifelong engagement with music and casting a new light on his enormously diverse oeuvre. Author Paul Marechal explores Warhol's creative process, his relationship with artists, and his fascination with all genres of music. The range of music represented through these record covers, from jazz to classical and rock to soul, reveals the breadth of Warhol's musical tastes and his extraordinary ability to combine his artistic vision with that of the musicians."



R Crumb

R  Crumb Author R. Crumb
ISBN-10 0393082784
Release 2011
Pages 108
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A collection of album cover artwork from a founder of the underground comix movement includes the cover art for Janice Joplin's 1968 album "Cheap Thrills" and classic old-time music collections "Truckin' My Blues Away" and "Harmonica Blues."



A Brief History of Album Covers 2017 Update

A Brief History of Album Covers  2017 Update Author Jason Draper
ISBN-10 1786645556
Release 2017-10-22
Pages 352
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In this era of Vinyl revival, celebrate some of the greatest covers of the last 70 years, such as the Beatles' 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' or Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon', alongside entertaining and informative text. This great little book will make an ideal gift for any music aficionado or art and design enthusiast.



Art of Metal

Art of Metal Author Malcolm Dome
ISBN-10 178305042X
Release 2013
Pages 224
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From the colourful and outlandish use of visuals for album artwork and posters, to the immediately recognizable logos of the bands involved, there's a close-knit relationship between the riffs which thunder from the guitar and the images which have come to represent the songs and anthems of metal music. Showcases 400 of the finest examples of metal poster and cover art and is the first book ever to concentrate specifically on work created by artists working in this genre of music.