The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk

Author: Paul Grushkin

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789212504

Category: Art

Page: 516

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The best-selling visual history of the rock concert poster, now available at an irresistible price Electric, outrageous, erotic, rebellious--rock concert posters are the visual equivalent of the music they advertise. The Art of Rock traces the history of this energizing art form from the bold letterpress posters advertising Elvis’s early shows, through the multicolored fantasies of the psychedelic era, to the avant-garde collages of new wave and punk. More than 1,500 posters and other graphics--tickets, backstage passes, buttons, handbills--are presented in their original blazing color (or their stark black and white, as the case may be). The text features dozens of exclusive interviews with musicians, concert promoters, and the poster artists themselves, including legends like Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, or Wes Wilson--who also designed the cover of this book. A visual journey through thirty years of rock and roll, as well as a valuable reference, The Art of Rock is an essential volume for every music lover (and art lover).
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Art of Modern Rock

The Poster Explosion

Author: Paul Grushkin,Dennis King

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811845298

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 487

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A celebration of contemporary rock music poster art features more than 1,600 full-color reproductions of rock posters and flyers, representing more than two hundred international artists and studios, in a companion volume to the best-selling The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk. 40,000 first printing.
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New Book of Rock Lists

Author: Dave Marsh,James Bernard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671787004

Category: Music

Page: 600

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Gathers unusual and little-known facts about rock and roll performers, groups, recordings, and history
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Summer of Love

Psychedelic Art, Social Crisis and Counterculture in the 1960s

Author: Christoph Grunenberg,Jonathan Harris

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239291

Category: History

Page: 383

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Though more than a generation has passed since the revolutionary fervor of the Summer of Love of 1967, the 1960s in many ways seem with us still. From recurring debates over the war in Vietnam to the perpetually appealing music of the Beatles and the Rolling Stone to the concern about youth drug use, the legacy of the 1960s is ubiquitous in contemporary life. The Summer of Love brings together an impressive group of historians, artists, and cultural critics to present a rich and varied interpretation of this seminal decade and its continuing influence on politics, society, and culture. The Summer of Love, which accompanies an exhibition at Tate Liverpool, pays particular attention to the wildly creative psychedelic art of the era. Perceptive essays on psychedelic comics, graphic design and typography, light shows, and film successfully rescue psychedelic art from the fog of nostalgia and unjust critical neglect. Distinguished contributors also explore the role of 1960s fashion and architecture, and they consider anew the central influence of hallucinogenic drugs on the art of the era. Running throughout the essays are the elements of epochal change—from sexual liberation to student revolutions—that still form the backdrop of our collective consciousness of the 1960s. An incisive collection of writings on all aspects of 1960s art and culture, tempered by time and critical distance, The Summer of Love will be indispensable for those who wish they had been there—or for those who were, but can't remember it.
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Summer of Love

Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll

Author: Colleen Terry,Joel Selvin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520294823

Category: Arts

Page: 272

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Featuring a wide array of iconic rock posters, period photographs, music memorabilia and light shows, "out-of-this-world" clothing, and avant-garde films, this catalogue celebrates San Francisco's rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the 1967 Summer of Love. This book explores, through essays and a succession of thematic plates, the visual and material cultures of a generation searching for personal fulfillment and social change. Presenting key cultural artifacts of the time, Summer of Love introduces and explores the events and experiences that today define this dynamic era. With essays by Victoria Binder, Dennis McNally, and Joel Selvin. Published in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Exhibition dates: de Young, San Francisco: April 8-August 20, 2017
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Man's Ruin

The Posters & Art of Frank Kozik

Author: Frank Kozik

Publisher: Last Gasp

ISBN: 9780867193978

Category: Music

Page: 95

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Kozik does silk screens and creates some of the most outrageous rock poster's. This side of Stanley Mouse. Combining cultural icons from all horizons in LSD drenched graphics and visual illusion he has become over the year the premier Rock 'n' Roll artist. His posters are sought and collected by a new wave of fans with the fervor that was given to old Fillmore posters. Frank himself revendicates this connection to a lineage of Rock artists that created a new art form.
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No Simple Highway

A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Author: Peter Richardson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250021332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.
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Playing with Sketches

50 Creative Exercises for Designers and Artists

Author: Whitney Sherman

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610589459

Category: Design

Page: 192

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DIVDrawing is the backbone of art and design; with all of the tantalizing wonders of the digital world, the best designers, illustrators and artists know that it’s good to step back occasionally and hit the refresh button on your hand and mind. Playing with Sketches is a hands-on, fun approach to exploring drawing principles. Beginning with an introduction to the philosophy of learning through the process of play, this book brings you through a series of basic warm-up exercises that can be combined with later projects. Then you’ll move quickly on to more challenging and engaging exercises, including word games, dimensional shapes, and inventive sketchbooks and letterforms, eventually creating a “toolkit” of ideas and skills developed through the process of play. This book features creative, adaptable ideas, and numerous examples of designers and artists responses to each exercise, giving you a peek into their way of thinking and seeing. /divDIVWith over 25 contributors, from high-profile designers, illustrators and artists to talented graduate students, you see work that will walk you step-by-step through a process or inspire by example. The book provides meaningful outcomes for your practice, including building an image archive, being exposed to new ways to use media and tools, inspiring you to break the rules, to collaborate, and much more! /div
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Grit, Noise, and Revolution

The Birth of Detroit Rock 'n' Roll

Author: David Carson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472115037

Category: Music

Page: 376

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". . . a great blow-by-blow account of an exciting and still-legendary scene." ---Marshall Crenshaw From the early days of John Lee Hooker to the heyday of Motown and beyond, Detroit has enjoyed a long reputation as one of the crucibles of American pop music. In Grit, Noise, and Revolution, David Carson turns the spotlight on those hard-rocking, long-haired musicians-influenced by Detroit's R&B heritage-who ultimately helped change the face of rock 'n' roll. Carson tells the story of some of the great garage-inspired, blue-collar Motor City rock 'n' roll bands that exemplified the Detroit rock sound: The MC5, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, SRC, the Bob Seger System, Ted Nugent and the Amboy Dukes, and Grand Funk Railroad. An indispensable guide for rock aficionados, Grit, Noise, and Revolution features stories of these groundbreaking groups and is the first book to survey Detroit music of the 1960s and 70s-a pivotal era in rock music history.
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Advertising Art in the Art Deco Style

Author: Theodore Menten

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486231648

Category: Design

Page: 172

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Posters, commercial graphics, and advertisements from 1924-1940 display the characteristic geometric forms of Art Deco and the designs of more than one hundred studies and artists
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