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    The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995 (Hardback) By (author) Johnny Morgan, By (author) Ben Wardle

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    DescriptionThis celebration of album artistry presents more than 350 of the best covers ever created. It is from music journalist and BBC Radio 4 presenter, Ben Wardle and best-selling editor, author and journalist Johnny Morgan. The thematic chapters include: art, death, drugs, ego, escape, identity and many more. 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 remember the iconic album-cover images that defined collective and individual histories - such as the smouldering 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 through music's early formative years.

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    The Art of the LP
    Classic Album Covers 1955-1995
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Johnny Morgan, By (author) Ben Wardle
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,472 g
    ISBN 13: 9781402771132
    ISBN 10: 1402771134

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    B&T Approval Code: A08200000, A02304044
    BIC subject category V2: KNTF
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    DC22: 741.66
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    DC22: 741.6/6
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: NC1882 .M67 2010
    Illustrations note
    full colour throughout
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    04 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ben Wardle is a music journalist who writes regularly for BBC Radio 4's "Front Row," The Guardian and TheLondonPaper.com. He worked in A&R for both BMG and V2 Music and has been an editor at several music-industry websites, such as AOL Radio. He lives in London. Johnny Morgan is an editor, author and journalist who has contributed to a variety of popular music titles. He has been a consulting editor on books including the New York Times bestselling Hippie and The Clash by The Clash.