Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

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9781883318390: Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip

The Sunset Strip, circa 1967. Buffalo Springfield called it right: "There's something happening here...what it is ain't exactly clear." What was happening then is now absolutely clear. Rock 'n' roll and the kids who lived it were coming of age--right there on The Strip. And, as if to define the era, a few independent minds in the music industry posted giant, temporary monuments that said it all. Billboards. Bigger than life. Hand-painted homages to rock. The Doors led the way. It seemed that billboards would chronicle rock forever.

In Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, author/photographer Robert Landau showcases these signs of the time, a time when rock was the most important music ever recorded, when youth, politics, and art merged to turn counterculture into mainstream culture.

Landau (watch his video trailer) was right there, a kid destined to be a professional photographer, shooting his first pictures. Decades later, he rediscovered his Kodachromes, the only extensive collection of photographs that document those iconic billboards. Impassioned, he interviewed the artists, record producers, and designers who shaped those placards, bringing fresh insight to the culture of the day and its lasting impact on the world. He tells it like it was, through the people who lived the music, the time, the energy...and the billboards.

A must for every rock lover, pop-art aficionado, and socio-culture freak, Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip is a coffee-table book to read and reread, view and review, a book with a beginning and, perhaps tragically, an end. Yes, the true rock 'n' roll billboard era ended, but Robert Landau has created a bound museum of its best artwork, a gallery that shows what was happening there. On the Sunset Strip.

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Dateline 1967, Sunset Strip, Los Angeles: Robert Landau was right there, a kid destined to be a professional photographer, shooting his first pictures. Decades later, he rediscovered his Kodachromes, the only extensive collection of photographs that document those iconic billboards. Impassioned, he interviewed the artists, record producers, and designers who shaped those placards, bringing fresh insight to the culture of the day and its lasting impact on the world. He tells it like it was, through the people who lived the music, the time, the energy and the billboards.

A must for every rock lover, pop-art aficionado, and socio-culture freak, ROCK 'N' ROLL BILLBOARDS OF THE SUNSET STRIP is a coffee-table book to read and reread, view and review, a book with a beginning and, perhaps tragically, an end. Yes, the true rock 'n' roll billboard era ended, but Robert Landau has created a bound museum of its best artwork, a gallery that shows what was happening there. On the Sunset Strip.

About the Author:

Robert Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles and has spent the better part of his life documenting various aspects of his native city. Beginning with the Sunset Strip billboards in the Seventies, Landau has compiled a vast archive of images depicting the unique characteristics of L.A.'s urban landscape and reflecting the city's offbeat character. Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip marks Landau's fifth book; previous works include Outrageous L.A. (Chronicle Books, 1984) and Hollywood Poolside (Angel City Press, 1997).

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Landau, Robert
Editorial: Angel City Press (2012)
ISBN 10: 1883318394 ISBN 13: 9781883318390
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Descripción Angel City Press, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Brand new 2nd printing hardcover SIGNED by author/photographer Robert Landau and designer Franz Evenhuis on the title page without personalization but with the exhortation, "Rock On!" This coffee table book really exceeds expectations: Landau's full-color photographs really capture the psychedelic mania of the Sunset Strip, especially during the late Sixties and early Seventies with amazing billboards promoting the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and many others, and including day and night street scenes as well as the billboard images themselves. It's heavy, so will require extra funds to ship outside of the United States. I'll carefully pack it in bubble-wrap and ship it in a sturdy box so it will arrive in pristine condition. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería ABH857

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Descripción Angel City Press, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111883318394

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