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The Evolution of Album Art Through Decades of Music

James, Shawn (2014) The Evolution of Album Art Through Decades of Music. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the evolution of music album cover artwork from the 1950s to the present with my original work complementing the study by using different artistic elements from each decade as inspiration. The research for the study was based on reviewing album artwork books, examining vinyl albums and CDs, and working with and designing album artwork for clients. My analysis highlights the characteristics of album artwork from these decades and similarities and differences across musical genres, as well as how my own artwork incorporates the different album art artistic styles from each decade.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Laura Francis
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 14:00
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 14:00
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/160

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