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Work by Andy Warhol, Nan Goldin and Robert Mapplethorpe is set to be included in a new book celebrating the photography of iconic album covers.

The book, titled Total Records: Photography and the Art of the Album Cover, collates over 400 of the most important covers which saw visionary photographers and artists create images that were timeless as the music itself. In a collection that spans decades, there are shots of Björk by Nobuyoshi Araki, Jean-Paul Goode’s cover for Grace Jones’ Island Life, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino’s shot of Prince on Lovesexy. 

In essence, it’s a who’s who of the important photographers of the last century. The selection was curated by a trio of French experts and features text by music journalist Jacques Denis and a lengthy interview with Mondino himself.

The book is set for release on October 31, and you can also see the sleeves exhibited at the C/O Berlin (December 3, 2016–February 5, 2017) and the Kunsthal Rotterdam (February 24–June 4, 2017).

Meanwhile, Tupac’s handwritten lyric sheet just went up for auction.

Life Editor

Daniel is the editor of Highsnobiety Life. He grew up in north of England and is now based in Berlin.

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