The Art Of Jazz: A Visual History

byAlyn ShiptonForeword byJohn Hasse

October 20, 2020|
The Art Of Jazz: A Visual History by Alyn Shipton
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The Art of Jazz explores how the expressionism and spontaneity of jazz spilled onto its album art, posters, and promotional photography, and even inspired standalone works of fine art.

Everyone knows jazz is on the cutting edge of music, but how much do you know about its influence in the visual arts? With album covers that took inspiration from the avant-garde, jazz''s primarily African American musicians and their producers sought to challenge and inspire listeners both musically and visually.

Arranged chronologically, each chapter covers a key period in jazz history, from the earliest days of the twentieth century to today''s postmodern jazz. Chapters begin with substantive introductions and present the evolution of jazz imagery in all its forms, mirroring the shifting nature of the music itself. With two authoritative features per chapter and over 300 images, The Art of Jazz is a significant contribution to the literature of this intrepid art form.
Alyn Shipton is an award-winning author and broadcaster, who has written about jazz for over twenty years for the Times in London and is a presenter/producer of jazz programs for BBC Radio. As well as being on the editorial board for the original The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz, and on the executive selection committee for t...
Title:The Art Of Jazz: A Visual History
Product dimensions:256 pages, 11.26 X 10.06 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 11.26 X 10.06 X 0.9 in
Published:October 20, 2020
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781623545048

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