Friday, March 25, 2011
The Art of the LP: Classic Album Covers 1955-1995 (book)
^click images to enlarge^
Available @ Amazon
Sexy, provocative, playful, beautiful:
from their earliest days,
LP covers have been objects of art and fascination.
This celebration of album artistry presents
more than 350 of the best covers,
and departs from the usual approach by
organizing the images by visual theme.
Many of us remember the iconic album-cover
images that defined our collective and
individual histories—such as the smoldering
pinup girl on the Cars’ Candy-O,
the plaintive baby following a dollar bill
through water on Nirvana’s Nevermind,
and Andy Warhol’s controversial zippered
pants on the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers.
From perennial classics to lesser-known gems,
here is the LP art that shook, rattled,
and rolled us through music’s early formative years.
5 Good or bad rap album covers (?) series