“This is about as funky as a chicken with Ray-Bans watching Ferris Bueller while starring in a Rick James video.”
Funk & Soul Covers. 40th Ed.
Hardcover, 6.1 x 8.5 in., 2.73 lb, 512 pages
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 musicFollowing 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.
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.