Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover


Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover


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Musicians and designers have also sifted through photography's rich history for powerful photographs to match and keep company with the music enclosed within: Anders Peterson's classic Cafe Leibnitz portrait of a man nestled into a partner, stands in for Tom Waits on the cover of Swordfishtrombones; Big Star and Alex Chilton push the listener into a corner with William Eggleston's Red Ceiling on their album Radio City; Rage Against the Machine goes for the jugular with the anonymous Vietnam War photo of the self-immolation of a Buddhist monk. Iconic images like the Abbey Road crosswalk are deeply inscribed in our collective memory, but we know few details about the photographer of the image. All of these and more are included in this compendium of electrifying images and the albums they grace. Total Records reveals the artists behind some of the most striking images on vinyl sleeves and takes us on a journey through the cultural history of the twentieth century.

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Weight: 3.4lbs
Dimensions: 1.4" H x 8.2" L x 8.2" W
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1597113840
Publisher: Aperture
Contributors: Jacques Denis, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Serge Vincendet, Sam Stourdzae, Antoine De Beauprae
Pages: 448
Publication date: October 31, 2016

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