“Anyone with a love for jazz and a curiosity for design should have this publication in their collection.”
Jazz Covers. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.73 lb, 512 pages
This striking collection of jazz covers presents the designs that defined jazz, from the 1940s to the early 1990s. Each cover reproduction, spanning photographic and illustrative works, is a marriage of music and design. It is a remarkable history of jazz, with background information included for each cover.
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The greatest in jazz LP artPart design history, part trip down musical memory lane, this anthology of jazz album artwork is above all a treasure trove of creative and cultural inspiration. Spanning half a century, it assembles the most daring and dynamic jazz cover designs that helped make and shape not only a musical genre but also a particular way of experiencing life.
From the 1940s through to the decline of LP production in the early 1990s, each chosen cover design is distinct in the way it complements the energy of the album’s music with its own visual rhythms of frame, line, text, and form. To satisfy even the most demanding of music geeks, each record cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing performer and album name, art director, photographer, illustrator, year, label, and more.
TASCHEN is 40! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. Today we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program—now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.