- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (10 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1860748333
- ISBN-13: 978-1860748332
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,009,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mind Over Matter: Images of "Pink Floyd" Hardcover – 10 Mar 2003
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About the Author
Storm Thorgerson (1944 2013) was a British graphic designer best known for his work for rock artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Cranberries, The Mars Volta, and others.
Peter Curzon collaborated with Storm Thorgerson on album covers for over 20 years. He now runs StormStudios, where he continues to design normal but not images. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In "Mind Over Matter", Thorgerson explains in some detail the concepts and techniques behind the creation of some of the most evocative and memorable images in the history of Rock and Roll. With stories and recollections dating back to the band's foundations in the mid-sixties, Thorgerson goes piece-by-piece through most of the band's catalogue, recounting not only how he and his team created the images, but also detailing what they are meant to represent and how they relate to the music.
The book features beautiful color reproductions of the band's album covers, lyrics layouts, and CD booklets. (All but two Floyd albums-- "The Wall" and "The Final Cut"-- are included ; these are omitted because Thorgerson was, in his own words, "temporarily relieved of [his] duties" for these albums.) But the biggest treat to the serious fan are the reproductions and discussionsof lesser-known images, such as a tour promo and program from 1975, and artwork specially conceived for the 'deluxe' boxed set "Shine On". Also included are the designs for the remastered and repackaged CD releases of the Floyd's albums, as well as some art which was apparently created just for this book.
As a full-sized coffee table book, "Mind Over Matter" is gorgeous to look at. Thorgerson's text, which is witty and insightful, makes for a good read. All in all, no Pink Floyd fan should be disappointed.
Excelent gift for any Floyd fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
interesting informative uncomplicated amusing anecdotal practical friendly delicious a must readPublished on 3 Aug. 2014 by That Bloke
I love Pink Floyd and I like pictures, this is brilliant on both levelsPublished on 9 July 2014 by James Josiah
for pink floyd lovers, this book is absolutely a must have, it has amazing images of the band and related to their albums. really awesomePublished on 13 Oct. 2013 by denise
It's a labour of love ; nearly 40 years of companionship with Pink Floyd... If you like Hipgnosis or Storm and his more recent team, you'll be in heaven : every period is covered... Read morePublished on 28 Jun. 2013 by R. David
The book has almost every images regarding Pink Floyd history
including all the Pink Floyd album artworks.
RIP Mr. Storm Thorgerson.
An insightful look into the thought process that goes on while designing album covers. If you plan on choosing a career as a designer - this is the book for you. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by Piotr Wojtasiak
I bought this for my partner who is a MASSIVE Floyd fan. He hasn't stopped reading it and informs me that it is really informative and a fantastic read. Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by Lexi77
Every thing you wanted to know about every floyd image is in this book ( apart from The Wall of course ). Fantastic collectors item and a must have!!Published on 30 Sept. 2010 by Mr. D. J. Thursby
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