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Funk & Soul 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: January 2023
Psychedelia meets Black Power, sexual liberation meets social conscience, and street portraiture meets fantastical comic art in this epic volume of groove. Complete with cultural context, design analysis and interviews with key industry figures, the collection gathers more than 500 legendary record covers from a golden era of Black music.

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The golden age of Black music
Following the success of Jazz Covers, this epic volume of groove assembles over 500 legendary covers from a golden era in Black music. Psychedelia meets Black Power, sexual liberation meets social conscience, and street portraiture meets fantastical comic art in this dazzling anthology of visualized funk and soul.

Gathering both classic and rare covers, the collection celebrates each artwork’s ability to capture not only a buyer’s interest, but an entire musical mood. Browse through and discover the brilliant, the bold, the outlandish and the incredibly beautiful designs that fans rushed to get their hands on as the likes of Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, Michael Jackson, and Prince changed the world with their unique and unforgettable sounds.

Featuring interviews with key industry figures, Funk & Soul Covers also provides cultural context and design analysis for many of the chosen record covers.
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.

Funk & Soul Covers. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.73 lb, 512 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-8819-5
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.
Funk & Soul Covers. 40th Ed.
Funk & Soul Covers.
40th Ed.
US$ 30
Funk & Soul Covers. 40th Ed.