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"Rolling Stone" 1, 000 Covers: A History of the Most Influential Magazine in Pop Culture Turtleback – 6 Oct 2006

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Product details

  • Turtleback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 01 edition (6 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810958651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810958654
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 758,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The best kind of coffee-table book, a pictorial history of pop culture from
1967 to now. -- Word magazine, October 2006

A 40-year pictorial history of rock'n'roll, starring almost every
legendary face in pop, rock and every other genre.
-- Irish Times, January 27, 2007

As meaningful a history of America's last four decades as your
likely to find anywhere.
-- London Lite, December 2006

About the Author

Jann S. Wenner, Rolling Stone's publisher, founded the magazine in 1967 with music critic Ralph J. Gleason. As the head of Wenner Media, he also publishes Us and Men's Journal. In 2005, Wenner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in New York City.

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By Robin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Sept. 2007
Format: Turtleback
If you have the original large 1998 edition this latest book is just a continuation, though smaller in size, up to the thousandth edition in May/June 2006. I was rather impressed with the earlier book except for the silly tiny type dates and photo credits for each cover, amazingly set in four point. Fortunately someone has realised that tiny type is not really readable in a domestic lighting environment so the cover dates and photo credits have been upped to just over five point, still rather small though. Apart from this all the other text is readable and combined with the excellent design and printing makes this a wonderful book to look at.

Like the first book it is not just a memory jogger of covers, there are plenty of sidebar excerpts from the magazine. It is the covers though that are the five stars plus. Not many consumer publications manage to consistently retain a quality cover look over so many years and in the Stone's case with the same logo since January 1981. Look through the index of photographers and illustrators and you'll see why the covers look so cool: Annie Leibovitz shot 142 of them, Herb Ritts has forty-six, Richard Avedon eighteen. With this sort of quality no wonder it always looked good. Even the early issues in the rather inflexible newspaper format had a distinctive cover style.

I think this beautiful looking updated book will be a strong seller (not least because of Amazon's bargain price) for those who lived with rock for the last thirty-nine years.

Quirky observation: the book's title is on a wrap-around strip of paper (rather bizarrely called a belly band in the trade) and I can't see it staying in one piece for long as this is just the kind of book that will enjoy a lot of handling.
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It is a great history of Rock And Roll, a perfect music story in pictures. It is a favorite in my library.
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A great coffee table book that takes you through the decades of your life.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still rolling along 15 Nov. 2006
By Robin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback
If you have the original large 1998 edition this latest book is just a continuation, though smaller in size, up to the thousandth edition in May/June 2006. I was rather impressed with the earlier book except for the silly tiny type dates and photo credits for each cover, amazingly set in four point. Fortunately someone has realised that tiny type is not really readable in a domestic lighting environment so the cover dates and photo credits have been upped to just over five point, still rather small though. Apart from this all the other text is readable and combined with the excellent design and printing makes this a wonderful book to look at.

Like the first book it is not just a memory jogger of covers, there are plenty of sidebar excerpts from the magazine. It is the covers though that are the five stars plus. Not many consumer publications manage to consistently retain a quality cover look over so many years and in the Stone's case with the same logo since January 1981. Look through the index of photographers and illustrators and you'll see why the covers look so cool: Annie Leibovitz shot 142 of them, Herb Ritts has forty-six, Richard Avedon eighteen. With this sort of quality no wonder it always looked good. Even the early issues in the rather inflexible newspaper format had a distinctive cover style.

I think this beautiful looking updated book will be a strong seller (not least because of Amazon's bargain price) for those who lived with rock for the last thirty-nine years.

Quirky observation: the book's title is on a wrap-around strip of paper (rather bizarrely called a belly band in the trade) and I can't see it staying in one piece for long as this is just the kind of book that will enjoy a lot of handling.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive 19 Oct. 2007
By CB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback
I've always been impressed with the covers of Rolling Stone over the years, and as I was browsing my local library recently, I came upon this book in the art section. I was so impressed that I went out almost immediately and ordered it. Here you will find - as the cover suggests - the first 1,000 covers of Rolling Stone, featuring the great icons of American popular music over the last 40+ years. It is a thick volume, but fits comfortably on a bookshelf and makes a handsome addition to any collection. recommended not only for the pop culture buff, but also any fan of art and photography - the artistry of many of these images is superb. A recommended buy.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 26 Jan. 2007
By E. Conover - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback Verified Purchase
This book brought me back so many, many years. I remember so many of these covers. It was a present for my husband and he just loves going through the book all the time.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gift 16 Feb. 2013
By Christina - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a high school graduation present for my friend. She loves it and gets a sense of nostalgia from it. Her father used to read Rolling Stone and hand it over to her when he was finished.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a gift i wanted to keep for myself 12 Feb. 2015
By Jeni Eades - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback Verified Purchase
what a great book. like taking a trip thru time... i bought this book used, but found it to be like new. great addition to any coffee table book collection!
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