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Architecture & design

Does it rock?

— December 2014

Article read level: Art lover

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Cover of 'Elvis Presley', Presley's first album, released in 1956

In the days of the LP record, the album cover was often a work of art – so how does a new book celebrating it measure up?

Rock Covers by Robbie Busch, Jonathan Kirby et al., edited by Julius Wiedermann

Great balls of fire, not.  Two years down the line from Taschen's Jazz cover production, they create this, just in time for Christmas, and on first sight, with its Dark Side of the Moon cover design, Rock Covers looks set to appeal to rock lovers of all ages… but caveat emptor. The book is quite a hybrid: on one hand an attractive and unusual...

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