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    This Ain't No Disco: New Wave Album Covers (Paperback) By (author) Jennifer McKnight-Trontz

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    DescriptionThis compendium of 300 album covers from the late 1970s to the mid-80s will send Gen X-ers everywhere into nostalgia overdrive. It shows how the New Wave movement was defined as much by style, fashion and graphic design as the music itself witness the ruffled cuffs and heavy make-up of the New Romantics, the skinny ties and porkpie hats of the Mods, and the unsettling robotic personae of Gary Numan and Devo. Bursting with wild hairstyles, futuristic typography, geometric shapes and outlandish clothing, these are the album covers that defined a generation and continue to influence music and fashion styles today. A nostalgic trek with a piercing soundtrack, "This Aint No Disco" will inspire readers to don those rubber bracelets once again and proclaim lets dance this mess around.


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    Title
    This Ain't No Disco
    Subtitle
    New Wave Album Covers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jennifer McKnight-Trontz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780500285503
    ISBN 10: 0500285500
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    DC22: 741.66
    Thema V1.0: AKC
    Illustrations note
    300 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    29 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jennifer McKnight-Trontz is a writer and designer living in New York. She is the author of, among others, How to Be Popular and Good Citizen's Handbook.
    Table of contents
    Among the artists featured are: ABC; Adam and the Ants; B52s; Bauhaus Elvis Costello; Dexy's Midnight Runners; Devo; Duran Duran; Flock of Seagulls; The Jam; Japan; Kraftwerk; New Order; Gary Numan OMD; Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers; Squeeze; Talking Heads; XTC