- “The ultimate rock’n’roll art book.”
- “…as is the case with any TASCHEN book, you can rest assured it will look as good on display as it will when you’re flipping through the pages and listening to some Pink Floyd.”
- “…a full anthology of familiar – and wonderfully obscure – rock albums.” ”
- “For hardcore record collectors or appreciators of physical media, it’s a great tribute to an art form that we hope remains relevant for a long time.”
Rock CoversHardcover, 11.5 x 11.5 in., 8.78 lb, 552 pages70Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
From Elvis to Nirvana: the most important record covers in rock history
Paying tribute to this art form, Rock Covers brings you a compilation of more than 750 remarkable album covers, from legendary to rare record releases. Artists as varied as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Iron Maiden, and Sonic Youth are gathered together in celebration of the cover art that defined their albums and their cult status. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing the art director, photographer or illustrator, year, label, and more, while nearly 250 records that marked particular turning points for a band, an artist, or the music genre, are highlighted with short descriptions.
This far-reaching catalog of visualized rock is contextualized with insider interviews with five professionals who shaped the history of rock, and by top-10 record lists from ten leading rock collectors.
Jonathan Kirby is a record collector and music writer. He served as an editor for Brooklyn-based music magazine Wax Poetics, has contributed in-depth articles for Oxford American and The Fader and is currently an A&R at Chicago’s famed archival label the Numero Group, where he also conceived the compilation Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound.
Robbie Busch aka “McBoing Boing” is an internationally recognized record collector and DJ. He has worn many artistic hats over the years: consulter and producer for numerous record labels, writer and photographer for magazines including Wax Poetics, Big Brother and XXL, comic book artist/writer and storyboard artist.
Julius Wiedemann studied graphic design and marketing and was an art editor for newspapers and design magazines in Tokyo before joining TASCHEN in 2001. His titles include the Illustration Now! and Record Covers series, as well as the infographics collection and books about advertising and visual culture.
Rock CoversHardcover, 29.3 x 29.3 cm, 3.98 kg, 552 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4525-9Edition: English, French, German