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For more than fifty years, Rolling Stone magazine has been the defining voice in musical journalism. Alongside its timeless cover images and groundbreaking criticism, the magazine's illustrations - like the caricatures and cartoons of great satirical and political publications before it - have given popular culture a new iconography.

Drawing on five decades of the magazine's archives, but with a focus on more contemporary artists and issues, this stunning book collects more than 200 of the most characterful and iconic portraits of major cultural figures of recent times - from Bob Dylan to Barack Obama, Oprah to Madonna. Some of the greatest names in art and design have come to define the magazine's illustrated lexicon, from heroes of the twentieth century like Milton Glaser and Ralph Steadman to subversive contemporary artists such as Christoph Niemann and Mark Ryden.

Organised not chronologically but by pairing images by theme or connection - Richard Nixon facing Donald Trump, or Frank Ocean with Jimi Hendrix - and with anecdotes from some of the artists and subjects alongside the images themselves, the book presents a whimsical illustrated history of contemporary culture filtered through the Rolling Stone lens.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780847868797
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 6 Oct 2020
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publication City, Country: New York, United States
Dimensions (cm): 20.5(H) x 22.9(L)

 

Reviews

Holiday Gift Guide - Take home a piece of Rolling Stone history with "The Illustrated Portraits," a new hardcover book that collects more than 200 of the most iconic illustrations that have graced the pages of this magazine. The book includes portraits of everyone from Bob Dylan to Barack Obama, along with scenes from five decades of music festivals, protests and presidential inaugurations. -- ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE

 

Author Biography

Rolling Stone magazine was founded by publisher Jann S. Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason in 1967. It has a widespread international circulation of more than one million readers. In 2005, Jann Wenner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone is based in New York City.

Gus Wenner is President and Chief Operating Officer of Wenner Media, which publishes Rolling Stone, the leading voice of music and popular culture for 50 years, reaching nearly 60 million people every month.

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