This reprint edition published by Taschen, Cologne, 2003.
This is a 'Large Quarto' Paperback (33.5cm x 25cm) ( almost A3 size). White wrappers (paperback) with pink titling on cover;
illustrated in a riot of colour throughout - full page images. The full history of rock and roll, and american music in teh late 20th century - imagined events, dead rockstars, rockstars in drag, and much more, some with a dark sensibility, some with pop art brightness.
Condition - Internally a Very Good copy. slight shelf wear to extremities. no marks , inscriptions or creases. Although a paperback, it was originally issued with a jacket, this is not present. There is also a mark with some rubbed peel associated with it on the centre of the white front cover, presumably where a label was peeled off at some stage. Faint ghost marks of a number or inscriprion also to teh same area ( see photo) No other flaws.
Taschen edition of the 1973 collaboration between artist Guy Peellaert and writer Nik Cohn, in which the stars Rock & Roll and R&B are placed into surreal and hallucinatory settings, thus extending the mythical realm these mid-century musicians inhabit in popular consciousness. Images by Guy Peellaert. Texts by Nik Cohn. 1982 Introduction by Michael Herr. Original edition by Verlag Walther H. Schünemann, Munich, in 1973. Texts in English, German, and French languages. Hundreds of color reproductions.
Heavy - weighs over 1.6 kg unpacked.