The Art of Rock: Posters from Presley to Punk by Paul Grushkin
A visual history of Rock and Roll, which centres on the posters that were created to advertise musicians and concerts. The book also contains photographs of the poster artists, and the venues that displayed their work.
Publisher: Abbeville Press, Incorporated
Author Paul D. Grushkin
Publication Year: 1987
Weight: 3494 gr
Size: 34 x 28.5 x 4 CM.
From the 1950s through today, here is the complete visual history of the rock concert poster: the funkiest bills advertising Elvis, B.B. King, and Howlin’ Wolf; the multicolored psychedelic hallucinations promoting the Grateful Dead, Dylan, and the Doors; the deliciously tasteless art for the Sex Pistols, Crime, and the Clash. From the Red Dog Saloon in San Francisco, where the psychedelic scene started, to CBGB, New York’s punk Mecca, and beyond. 1,500 images are reproduced in their original blazing colors. Replete with firsthand history this is the ultimate high for the rock music fan, required reading for the poster collector, a treasure trove for the graphic artist, and a riotous feast for anyone who digs pop culture.
This coffee-table book is in very fine condition.
See photo’s, they are of the actual object.
ALso listed on my Library Thing pages.