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Art Record Covers

Copertina rigida11.5 x 11.5 in.8.47 lb448 pagine70Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco Disponibilità: Disponibile
La storia dell'arte acquisisce un nuovo ritmo in questa antologia unica di copertine di dischi di artisti dagli anni Cinquanta a oggi. Oltre 500 copertine ripercorrono l'interazione tra musica e arte visiva attraverso il modernismo, la Pop Art, la pratica concettuale e oltre. Tra le copertine in evidenza, la farfalla infilzata di Salvador Dalí per Jackie Gleason e il teschio simbolico di Damien Hirst per gli Hours.
Art Record Covers

Art Record Covers


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 Luigi Russolo’s 1913 Futurist manifesto L’Arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noise) to Marcel Duchamp’s 1925 double-sided discs Rotoreliefs, the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between sounds and shapes, marks and melodies, and different fields of composition and performance.

In Francesco Spampinato’s unique anthology of artists’ record covers, we discover the rhythm of this particular cultural history. The book presents 500 covers and records by visual artists from the 1950s through to today, exploring how modernism, Pop Art, Conceptual Art, postmodernism, and various forms of contemporary art 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 symbolic skull for the Hours, and a skewered Salvador Dalí butterfly on Jackie Gleason’s Lonesome Echo. There are insightful analyses and fact sheets alongside the covers 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 on the collaborative relationship between artists and musicians.

Francesco Spampinato is a writer and historian of contemporary art and visual culture. He holds degrees from the University of Bologna and Columbia University, and a PhD from Sorbonne Nouvelle University. From 2011 to 2015, he was an adjunct professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, and since 2019 he has been a senior assistant professor at the University of Bologna. Author of several books and regular contributor to magazines and academic journals, he focuses on how contemporary artists interact with the media and everyday life in his own academic research.


Julius Wiedemann ha studiato graphic design e marketing, e ha lavorato come art editor per diverse riviste di design e digital media a Tokyo. Le sue numerose pubblicazioni per i tipi di TASCHEN dedicati ai media digitali includono Illustration Now!, Logo Design, Jazz Covers e Information Graphics.

Art Record Covers
Copertina rigida29.3 x 29.3 cm3.84 kg448 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-4029-2

Edizione: Francese, Inglese, Tedesco
Please note: The introduction is multilingual. All other texts and captions are in English only.
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N.,2 novembre 2021
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Coffee table!

Zoltan,16 novembre 2021
A beautiful book for my table!