• 1000 Record Covers
    1000 Record Covers
    Jacket madness: A splendid collection of album art from the 1960s to the 90s Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground.This edition ofRecord Coverspresents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs s enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an underappreciated art form.

    About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German "

    ISBN: 9783836550581
    Publication date: 25/04/2014
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Ochs, Michael
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $45.00
  • 1965 The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    1965 The Most Revolutionary Year in Music
    Fifty years ago, friendly rivalry between musicians turned 1965 into the most ground-breaking year in music history. It was the year rock and roll evolved into the premier art form of its time and accelerated the drive for personal freedom throughout the Western world.

    The feedback loop between the artists and their times ignited an unprecedented explosion of creativity. The Beatles made their first artistic statement with Rubber Soul and performed at Shea Stadium, the first rock concert to be held in a major American stadium. Bob Dylan released "Like a Rolling Stone, arguably the greatest song of all time, and went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. And the Rolling Stones's "Satisfaction" catapulted the band to world-wide success.

    This was not only the year of rock as new genres such as funk and psychedelia were born. Soul music became a prime force of desegregation as Motown crossed out of the R&B charts on to the top of the Billboard Top 100. Country music reached new heights with Nashville and the Bakersfield sound and competition between musicians coincided with seismic cultural shifts wrought by the Civil Rights Movement, Vietnam, psychedelics and fashion with designer Mary Qaunt's introduction of the miniskirt.

    In 1965, Andrew Grant Jackson combines fascinating and often surprising personal stories with a panoramic historical narrative.

    ISBN: 9781250181718
    Publication date: 10/07/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Jackson, Andrew Grant
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • 30-Second Classical Music: The 50 most significant genres, composers and innovations, each explained in half a minute
    30-Second Classical Music: The 50 most significant genres, composers and innovations, each explained in half a minute
    Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.

    ISBN: 9781782409311
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Cormac, Joanne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.99
  • A Seat at the Table: Women on the Front Line of Music
    A Seat at the Table: Women on the Front Line of Music
    In NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS: WOMEN REWRITE ROCK (Virago, 1995; published as GRRRLS: VIVA ROCK DIVAS in the US by St Martin's Griffin, 1996), writer and critic Amy Raphael interviewed twelve female musicians, from Courtney Love to Kim Gordon, from Bjork to Kristin Hersh. As Debbie Harry wrote in the foreword, each artist's life was 'so different and similar and intriguing.' More than two decades on, Raphael asks a group of contemporary female musicians to tell their stories, from Kate Tempest to Maggie Rogers, from Christine and the Queens to Ibeyi.

    ISBN: 9780349009827
    Publication date: 06/06/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Raphael, Amy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Adieu Audrey
    Adieu Audrey
    She was the physical embodiment of innocent beauty, living evidence that fairy tales come true and that angels reside on earth. From the moment America set its eyes upon her until her death in 1993, Audrey Hepburn charmed her way into our hearts and lives.

    ISBN: 9783829608602
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Apter, Jeff
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Alien Hissing Xenomorph and Illustrated Book
    Alien Hissing Xenomorph and Illustrated Book
    Based on the sci-fi horror blockbuster Alien franchise, this one-of-a-kind kit features a Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head and hissing sound at the push of a button, a must-have collectible for fans of the cult series. Also included is a 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien film Kit includes: * Xenomorph bust figure with pop-out inner mandible head. Includes hissing sound at the push of a button. * 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color photos from the original 1979 Alien film

    ISBN: 9780762462681
    Publication date: 27/07/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Running Press
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Anatomy of a Song The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits
    Anatomy of a Song The Inside Stories Behind 45 Iconic Hits
    Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind forty-five rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them.Hits range from Lloyd Price's 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy' to Pearl Jam's 'Go' and include oral histories with Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Loretta Lynn, the Clash, Elvis Costello, Ron Isley, Roger Waters, Jimmy Cliff and many more.

    ISBN: 9781611855258
    Publication date: 05/10/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Myers, Marc
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Art And Making Of The Shape Of Water
    Art And Making Of The Shape Of Water
    Explore the art and making of Guillermo del Toro's new masterpiece, The Shape of Water, winner of the Venice Film Festival's top prize, the Golden Lion.

    From master storyteller Guillermo del Toro comes The Shape of Water—an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of the Cold War-era United States circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and coworker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Doug Jones.

    Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water: Creating a Fairy Tale for Troubled Times chronicles the entire filmmaking journey, from development to design to filming. Featuring interviews and commentary from key actors and members of the creative team, the book also showcases the amazing concept art and design work created for the film. For del Toro fans and movie lovers everywhere, it’s the perfect way to explore this exciting new movie from a master filmmaker known for his poignant storytelling and visual grandeur.

    ISBN: 9781683832256
    Publication date: 01/12/2017
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Insight Editions
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Art of Star Wars The Last Jedi
    Art of Star Wars The Last Jedi
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box-office records as one of the highest-grossing films of all time, and its eagerly awaited sequel, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is sure to do the same. Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), this chapter, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm "visualists." The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art and costume sketches, storyboards, and blueprints, fans will take a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures-both old and new-of The Last Jedi. Featuring unforgettable art and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers, this visual archive highlights moviemaking magic at its finest.

    ISBN: 9781419727054
    Publication date: 15/12/2017
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Szostak, Phil
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Bad Movie Bible: the Ultimate Modern Guide to Movies that are So Bad They're Good
    Bad Movie Bible: the Ultimate Modern Guide to Movies that are So Bad They're Good
    Whether you realise it or not, you probably enjoy bad movies. If you've ever been amused by cheesy '80s action, or laughed at a shoddy horror movie monster then you've paddled in the so-bad-it's-good shallows. The deep waters beyond can be intimidating, teeming as they are with dreck. But among the unmentionables are some of the most ridiculous and enjoyable movies ever made, you just need to know where to look. Exposing good-bad action movies, science fiction and fantasy, horror - and the rest - The Bad Movie Bible includes films such as Batman & Robin, The Room, Troll 2, Miami Connection, Nick Fury: Agent of Shield, Black Devil Doll From Hell, and Hell Comes to Frogtown. The Bad Movie Bible is the first in the series of light-hearted movie bibles, analysing and eulogising cinematic subcultures.

    ISBN: 9780993240775
    Publication date: 24/05/2017
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Hill, Rob
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Born a Crime
    Born a Crime
    The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him. Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.

    ISBN: 9781473635302
    Publication date: 21/09/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Noah, Trevor
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    Bowie A-Z: The Life of an Icon: From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust
    This decidedly not-for-kids illustrated A-Z, celebrates the many faces and facets of David Bowie. From Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A-Z is densely packed with everything you need to know about the rock legend - from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts.

    Bowie's extraordinary cultural significance was highlighted by the worldwide outpouring of love following his tragic passing in January 2016. A huge influential source to many in the fields of music, art and fashion, David Bowie towers as a cultural figure of the twentieth (and into the twenty-first) century. Celebrate his enormous life in this fun, pop-cultural book.

    ISBN: 9781925418217
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $35.00
    Author: VanderPloeg, Libby
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
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