Wednesday, December 12, 2012

50 Years with The Rolling Stones

Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the "World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band," Rolling Stones 50x20 celebrates the career of the Rolling Stones as seen through the lens of twenty world-class photographers. This stunning visual essay brings together more than eighty exceptional black-and-white and color photographs that document the longevity, celebrity, and popularity of the band synonymous with rock.

Beginning with Gus Coral's photos of the Stones' first tour of England in the fall of 1963, Rolling Stones 50x20 chronicles the band's development through such key periods as the Between the Buttons images of Gered Mankowitz, the Satanic Majesties Request-era photographs of Michael Cooper, the Beggar's Banquet session photos of Michael Joseph, and much, much more.

Chronologically sequenced, each photographer's work is accompanied by a personal essay that discusses the significance of and circumstances surrounding the images and when they were shot.

Rolling Stones 50x20 features the photographs of Fernando Aceves, Bob Bonis, Gus Coral, Michael Cooper, William Coupon, Barry Feinstein, David Fenton, Claude Gassian, Bob Gruen, Ross Halfin, Michael Joseph, Eddie Kramer, Chris Makos, Gered Mankowitz, Jan Olofsson, Michael Putland, Mark Seliger, Eric Swayne, Mark Weiss, and Baron Wolman.

Featuring a foreword by Richard Harrington, music writer for the Washington Post, an introduction by the book's editor, Chris Murray, founder and director of Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and an afterword by Chris Salewicz, writer for the NME and author of many books, Rolling Stones 50x20 delivers an intimate look at the artists and portrays defining moments in their illustrious career.


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