This is a fantastic little book, in its own right, but perhaps also as a complimentary and more easily digestable companion to the 'Art of Modern Rock' (much larger, weightier and more expensive).
This is much neater, both in form and content, as it's about 'notebook' sized, yet is absolutely packed from cover to cover with gloriously glossy 'Poster Girls'.
Yes, the opening section explains that it might not be considered by many to be terribly 'PC', but that you can't deny that the posters, the shapes, the forms, the spectrum of ideas that this contains.
It's set out into genres / sections, with a short introduction to each, that sets the tone and gives a little historical background or opints towards possible inspirations, but the thing that anyone picking this up will want is the full-page, full-colour, images of the 'Rock' posters (proper, unedited images, that often show the pencil marks as well).
There's a short footer with each, so that the artists (both bands and creator) and dates are correctly noted.
I genuinely love this lil' book. There's a fine selection of different artists, styles, etc all carefully stitched together, to flow along the book's central theme.
It's a bit of a bargain as well, given the quality of the images.