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Classique
Author: Horst Scherg

ISBN: 9783899552287
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 September 2008
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 24.0 x 2.5
Description:
Classique introduces 777 of the most inspiring classical LP covers from its heyday, documenting groundbreaking art work and cover culture that is typical of its epoch.

In the same way that an attractive cover lures you into buying a record, Classique entices readers taking them on a journey through the magnificent evolution of record cover art. Ranging from romantic motifs, naturalism, abstract art, psychedelic and surreal experimentation to supernatural artwork and pure unadulterated kitsch, the diverse examples of classical cover design assembled in the book are immense.

Compiled by avid record collector Hort Scherg, the cover art featured in this book is taken from his substantial collection and presented in fifteen chapters. Each chapter is dedicated to the stylistic approaches significant to each decade from the 1950s to the 1980s, the variety and characteristic trends for countries such as the US, England and Russia, the different musical genres, the graphic mediums practiced from illustration, poster art and photography and the record companies of the times including Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Capitol.

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