The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995

The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995

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By (author) Johnny Morgan, By (author) Ben Wardle

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Hardback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 314mm x 38mm | 2,449g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1402771134
  • ISBN 13: 9781402771132
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 92,416

Product description

This 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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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.