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Not just a look at the art of record cover design
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 of "Record Covers" presents a selection of the best '60s to '90s rock album covers 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.
Traces the chronology of Jumeau production from the 1840s through the late 19th century. Color pictures show the beauty and different moods of the faces, are accompanied by text that provides collectors with important and interesting information. Price guide, Jumeau marks, and historical list of international prices and sizes included.
For the serious collector of 17th century coins, the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th edition, is the one tool you cannot afford to be without.
Suitable for antique silver dealers, this title enables collectors to flip through and identify a mark of origin without knowing anything about silver marking. It is useful for beginners and dealers.
The fountain pen is developed over thousands of years, from the simple stylus used for cutting marks into clay tablets, to the brush, through the reed, the quill and the steel-nib dip pen, and finally to the self-contained fountain pen. This title covers the history of the fountain pen with an advice on how to build a collection of these pens.