The Art of Metal
Five decades of heavy metal album covers, posters, T-shirts, and more
Metal, in all its genres – from ‘NWoBHM’ to Thrash, among others – is larger than life, demanding the listener’s attention like no other style of music. The cover and poster art reflects the force of the music: sometimes colourful and vibrant, sometimes dark and sombre; always challenging, always imaginative. With some 400 examples of the best material, together with features on key (graphic) artists, labels and associated topics, from ‘merch’ to stagecraft, The Art of Metal reviews 50 years of heavy metal art in all its amazing variety. Compiled and with full accompanying text — including interviews with artists — by a stellar team of the most highly regarded writers on metal, under the guidance of consultant editors Malcolm Dome and Martin Popoff, this is the first book to offer a full-scale homage to the art of metal.
A sumptuous trawl through metal’s visual imagery … Expertly assembled by Martin Popoff and Malcolm Dome, [a] high-quality production . . . [in] the category marked ‘essential’.
‘Wow’ is one expression that comes to mind . . . a beautiful hard cover- coffee table book that would be proud to be displayed on any metal head’s desk.
Bona fide metal-heads will fetish over the book like a kid thumbing through toy store catalogs at Christmas, or a toddler marking up the glass counter at a candy shop with palm prints and drool.
A must-have for every head banger out there . . .
A knowledgably and arrestingly compiled collection of art.
h 279 x w 248 mm
w 9 ¾ x h 11 inches
UK and Commonwealth, French