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Photography and the Art of the Album Cover

Author: Jacques Denis,Jean-Baptiste Mondino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113847

Category: Musicians

Page: 448

View: 9233

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 Greatest Album Covers of All Time

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911163361

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 905

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

Author: Julius Wiedemann

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783836540292

Category:

Page: 448

View: 5577

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

Classic Album Covers of the 1970s

Author: Aubrey Powell

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1908449667

Category: Music

Page: 300

View: 2326

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.

The Cover Art of Blue Note Records

The Collection

Author: Graham Marsh,Glyn Callingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843405993

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 5245

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.

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The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue

Author: Aubrey Powell,Peter Gabriel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519325

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 3950

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

Come Together

The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design

Author: Francesco Spampinato

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616893931

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 5194

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.

Rock art

the golden age of record album covers

Author: Dennis Saleh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 135

View: 4701

Andy Warhol

The Complete Copmmissioned Posters, 1964-1987

Author: Paul Maréchal

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791349718

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 8707

Published for the first time in a single volume, this definitive collection of original posters produced by Andy Warhol reveals the artist's remarkable contribution to the art of poster design. Seen in their entirety, these posters--bearing all the hallmarks of the artist's finest work--both reflect and reveal the cultural zeitgeist that drove Warhol's innovative practice.

The Art of the Album Cover

Author: Richard Evans

Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors

ISBN: 9781849120425

Category: Sound recordings

Page: 192

View: 4876

This work details the seventy year history of the album cover and includes full-color photographs.

Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists

Author: Francesco Spampinato

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789491677366

Category:

Page: 168

View: 8538

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).

The Art of the LP

Classic Album Covers 1955-1995

Author: Johnny Morgan,Ben Wardle

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454918066

Category: Design

Page: 400

View: 1156

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

Cars on Vinyl

500 Superb Record Covers Dedicated to the Automobile

Author: Jacques Petit

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9781844257263

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 6467

The recipe for this evocative picture book is very simple: 500 album covers, all of which feature cars, supported by simple data in captions giving title, artist, record label, catalogue number and the car featured. Presented in an LP-sized square format, the result is a compelling mix of the famous and the obscure, and a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Fascinating to browse through, again and again, this is an ideal gift for anyone who’s into music and cars!

The High Fidelity Art of Jim Flora

Author: Jim Flora

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 160699655X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 180

View: 657

The High Fidelity Art of Jim Flora is the definitive anthology of the maestro’s visual compositions, reflecting jazz, classical, and Latin music. Regarding his jam-packed canvases Flora once said he “couldn’t stand a static space.” There’s nothing static about the images in The High Fidelity Art: they wail, dance, bounce, and swing from the chandeliers. Flora had a knack for grooving with a paintbrush, making art to which you can tap your toes and snap your fingers.

The art of noises

Author: Luigi Russolo

Publisher: Pendragon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 87

View: 6725

Designed for Hi-Fi Living

The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America

Author: Janet Borgerson,Jonathan E. Schroeder

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262036238

Category: History

Page: 420

View: 2670

How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern. The sleek hi-fi console in a well-appointed midcentury American living room might have had a stack of albums by musicians like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, or Patti Page. It was just as likely to have had a selection of LPs from slightly different genres, with such titles as Cocktail Time, Music for a Chinese Dinner at Home, The Perfect Background Music for Your Home Movies, Honeymoon in Hawaii, Strings for a Space Age, or Cairo! The Music of Modern Egypt. The brilliantly hued, full-color cover art might show an ideal listener, an ideal living room, an ideal tourist in an exotic landscape--or even an ideal space traveler. In Designed for Hi-Fi Living, Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder listen to and look at these vinyl LPs, scouring the cover art and the liner notes, and find that these albums offered a guide for aspirational Americans who yearned to be modern in postwar consumer culture. Borgerson and Schroeder examine the representations of modern life in a selection of midcentury record albums, discussing nearly 150 vintage album covers, reproduced in color--some featuring modern art or the work of famous designers and photographers. Offering a fascinating glimpse into the postwar imagination, the first part, "Home," explores how the American home entered the frontlines of cold war debates and became an entertainment zone--a place to play music, mix drinks, and impress guests with displays of good taste. The second part, "Away," considers albums featuring music, pictures, and tourist information that prepared Americans for the jet age as well as the space race.

Art of the 20th Century

Painting Pt. 1; Sculpture

Author: Karl Ruhrberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783822859070

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 840

View: 574

Volume 1, of 2 volume set.

The 100 Best Australian Albums

Author: John O'Donnell,Toby Creswell,Craig Mathieson

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 174273555X

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 3263

Australian music has a proud, colourful and successful history. In 2008, Australian rock and roll turned 50. This book names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. It places each album in order (from 1 u 100) and discusses why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage etc. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others. With 70 years of loving and writing about Australian music between us, we shamelessly believe we've earned the right to write this book. And we think we've got it right. Let the debate begin.o u John O'Donnell, April 2010 Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/ influential/essential Australian albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

Art and Vinyl

Author: Jeffrey Fraenkel,Antoine De Beaupré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782912794291

Category: ART

Page: 450

View: 8445

Art for music: the album cover as medium Art & Vinyl is an exhilarating new look into the history of the vinyl record as a medium for modern and contemporary visual art. This beautifully designed and printed publication is the first book to focus in-depth on works of art created specifically for an album, composer or musician. With reproductions of more than 200 LPs from the mid-20th century to the present, Art & Vinyl traces the trajectory of how the record album has been considered by artists as material for a work of art. The book begins with Pablo Picasso's 1949 depiction of the dove of peace, printed directly on an audio disc. Significantly, the recording was Paul Robeson's Chante Pour La Paix (Singing for Peace). Art & Vinyl also includes works by artists as disparate and wide-ranging as Ed Ruscha, Marlene Dumas, Cy Twombly, Yoko Ono, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Sophie Calle and Andy Warhol. Highlights include Gerhard Richter's extraordinary oil painting made directly on a recording of Glenn Gould's Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1984), as well as Allan Kaprow's LP How to Make a Happening (1966). Also featured are albums of original recordings by Joseph Beuys, Yves Klein, Jean Dubuffet, Christian Marclay and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others. Some of the better-known artists' covers for rock, pop and jazz albums featured here are Jann Haworth and Peter Blake's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; Jim Dine's cover for The Best of Cream; Lee Friedlander's portrait of Miles Davis for In a Silent Way; Warhol's cover for Sticky Fingers and Robert Frank's Exile on Main Street; Mapplethorpe's classic Patti Smith portrait for Horses; Robert Longo's cover for Glenn Branca's The Ascension; Fischli/Weiss's Liliput; and Alec Soth's cover for Dolorean's The Unfazed. Art & Vinyl has been assembled over the course of nearly a decade by curator and collector Antoine de Beaupré, author of Total Records and founder of Librarie Galerie 213 in Paris.

The Art of the Blues

The Design and Style of Black Music's Golden Age

Author: Bill Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226396699

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 1027

As the one form of music that has been a constant element in the popular music of the 20th and now 21st century, the visual art associated with the blues has been as varied and dynamic as the music itself. Ranging from the artwork for printed music, album covers, and concert posters, to press advertising and promotional material, The Art of the Blues is a unique illustrated celebration of the blues in popular culture. Arranged chronologically, the book shows how the music was reflected in the visual language of the time, ranging from the art deco graphics of the interwar years, to 1960s psychedelia and beyond. The Art of the Blues promises to be a gorgeous illustrated coffee table book, perfect for gift-giving and close perusalsweet eye candy for lovers of the blues. "