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ARTIST
TITLE
Cover Story: Album Cover Art
FORMAT
Book

LABEL
CATALOG #
WP BOOK2 WP BOOK2
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/31/2007

"Cover Story: Album Cover Art, the second book by esteemed music journal Wax Poetics, graphically narrates the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. It's a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike. Debuting in December 2001, Brooklyn-born Wax Poetics hit news stands with a new vision for music journalism. The Wax Poetics audience has grown exponentially, making musical anthropologists out of average music listeners. Cover Story: Album Cover Art vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling. The record cover -- eye candy for the music lover -- speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. And, more intimately, a record can create a profound sense of analogy with its owner, and it's this relationship that we share." 288 pages, 7 11/16" x 7 11/16"; $19.95 cover price.