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Jazz Covers. 40th Ed.

Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.73 lb, 512 pages
US$ 30
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: November 2022
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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Vinyl Mania

The greatest in jazz LP art
Part 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.
The author

Joaquim Paulo is a consultant for major labels and directs a number of radio stations in Portugal. He started collecting vinyl at the age of 15, and flies to London, Paris, New York, and São Paulo to enrich his collection of over 25,000 LPs. He lives and works in Lisbon and dedicates his free time to recovering old and rare recordings.

The editor

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.

Jazz Covers. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.73 lb, 512 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8817-1
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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.
Jazz Covers. 40th Ed.
Jazz Covers.
40th Ed.
US$ 30
Jazz Covers. 40th Ed.