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Coverscaping : Discovering Album Aesthetics, Hardback Book

Coverscaping : Discovering Album Aesthetics Hardback


Focusing on the semiotics, poetics, and rhetoric of album covers, "Image-Music-Text" gives a serious study of this neglected art form.

Working from the assumption that record sleeves may be found to represent a visual genre in its own right, the essays in this book engage in various ways with the analysis of what one might call the pictorial component of recorded music.

The contributions from scholars in many different fields run the whole gamut from close readings of individual covers to more theoretical or philosophical explorations of the aesthetic nature and artistic value of album covers.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 210 pages, 45 colour photos & illus
  • Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
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  • Category: Art & design styles: Pop art
  • ISBN: 9788763507745



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