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Rolling Stone 1,000 Covers: A History of the Most Influencial Magazine in Pop Culture Turtleback – October 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Turtleback: 568 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810958651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810958654
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson on November 15, 2006
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.

***FOR AN INSIDE LOOK click 'customer images' under the cover.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CB on October 19, 2007
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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.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. Conover on January 26, 2007
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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.
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I got it really cheap from a Goodwill who were reselling it, so it was a bit crapped up, being so cheap. I meant to order a book of classic album covers and messed up! Well, when I got this it was so cool that I kept it. If you remember the 60s and 70s, this is a cool thing to read and remember those times.
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By Christina on February 15, 2013
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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.
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I'm very happy to have bought this book, and been reading it from time to time. The 1000 RS cover pictures already tell a lot about the major figures of music and pop culture over an exciting 40 year span, the textual descriptions further help to highlight some of the most important events. With this book, that part of the history is right in your hand, and in front your eyes.
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Years ago, I walked into the New York studios of the great sports photographer turned fashion/studio photographer, Daniel S. Balliotti (the winner of seven design awards) and saw him photographing the covers for the original book with his 4x5 Sinar view camera. I even hung around and helped him by helping him shuffle the photographic plates back and forth. Later, when the actual book appeared, he was a bit pissed off that his name didn't appear anywhere in the book's acknowledgments.
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By john on July 19, 2014
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always loved Rolling Stone magazine great weapons and tools always fun the work it over and over
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