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Visceral Pleasures

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Vaughan Oliver is an influential member of the small group that changed the face of British graphics in the 1980s. Designed by Oliver himself, and written by Rick Poynor, this book illustrates the his intensely visual and emotive work in detail for the first time -- most notably his sumptuous sleeve imagery for London's 4AD label.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2000 by Booth-Clibborn
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Karl
Oct 20, 2014 Karl rated it it was amazing
As we all know, sometimes you can judge a book by it's cover. Believe it or not, back when people still bought records, one was able to judge a new piece of vinyl by it's cover also. During the 80's and 90's whenever you stepped inside a record store and browsed the new arrivals one could never go wrong with buying the latest release on the 4AD label.

This book is an overview of that Ivo Watts-Russell (founder of the label) 4AD era, specifically Vaughn Oliver as under the name of 23 Envelope, th
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James
I got my copy of this via 4AD Mail Order (as was..)
Signed by Vaughan, with the inscription: "I mean, can you hear the music"

pure beauty
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Mar 19, 2011 Ashod rated it really liked it
God I love Vaughan Oliver.
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Jan 04, 2008 Kurt rated it really liked it
This book is pure eye candy. Mr. Oliver had a hugh influence on album cover design, the tremors of which still show up today. This is design as both a thing of beauty and mystery.
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