Visualizing The Beatles: A Complete Graphic History of the World’s Favorite Band
Organized chronologically by album, this book by graphic artists John Pring and Rob Thomas sends readers on a brightly-colored jaunt through Beatles history. Covering album art, track length, authorship, the changing fashion styles of the group, and more, Pring and Thomas take readers on an entertaining, image-heavy ride through each Beatles album. Pages and spreads are also dedicated to various elements of Beatles lore, such as noteworthy tours and television appearances that the group made and insight into the inspiration behind the group’s more famous tracks.
Fans of music and infographic-style design will appreciate what this book sets out to accomplish and will be impressed by the scope of Pring and Thomas’s research and design work. The full-page looks at artists that influenced the sound and style of the Beatles are especially impressive. While some Beatles fans may find the information a little repetitive and wish for more commentary, this well-organized volume would make the perfect coffee-table book for relaxed browsing or serve as a great introduction for younger readers who are interested in the history of music and are discovering the sounds of the Beatles for themselves.
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|Author||John Pring • Rob Thomas|
|Page Count||288 pages|
|Publisher||Dey Street Books|
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|Category||Music & Movies|