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To Disco, with Love [Reading] ➲ To Disco, with Love ➺ David Hamsley – Over 250 Disco era album covers from sexy to silly elegant to outrageous that brings alive a time when fashion politics and sexuality all converged in harmony on the dance floorPaging through To Disco Over Disco era album covers from sexy to silly elegant to To Disco, PDF/EPUB or outrageous that brings alive a time when fashion politics and sexuality all converged in harmony on the dance floorPaging through To Disco with Love is like catching Saturday Night Fever all over again From Diana Ross and Donna Summer gazing fiercely from their chart topping albums to the Village People's trademark costumes and the Bee Gee's blinding white jumpsuits To Disco celebrates the days when the dance floor ruled the worldGathered together and presented chronologically these striking covers tell the story of a moment in time when art and photography music and dance changed the world We see a rapid evolution from the early days when Disco's roots were firmly planted in Soul Latin and Jazz all the way to the digital revolution of the s Like fleeting moments caught in the strobe these covers vibrantly capture our takes on fashion and beauty wealth and status sex race and even God As the hair gets bigger bell bottoms wider and platform shoes steeper the vibrancy and energy of this moment in music history is brought back to vivid life Accompanied by insightful spirited descriptions that showcase the evolving trends in photography illustration and design To Disco with Love charts the history of the music and the industry during its groovy heyday.

3 thoughts on “To Disco, with Love

  1. Nicholas Ball Nicholas Ball says:

    Ostensibly a picture book that's mainly covert art of various Disco albums there's some on topic narration on each page giving a little history of that page's albums or artists or interesting pieces of trivia Page groupings are generally by theme all the outer space ones are on their own page etc but there is also a comprehensive index at the back if you wished to check if a certain album was there I didn't know a lot about disco but found it an enjoyable if brief read

  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    What a trip down memory lane I want all these albums Double Exposure’s back cover in the locker room is the most hilarious What were we thinking back in those days?? Definitely some missing albums and Saturday Night Fever deserved a bigger picture Loved it

  3. Steve Messerer Steve Messerer says:

    To Disco with Love is author David Hamsley’s response to the lack of disco records represented at a New York art gallery’s exhibit of album art The underappreciated album cover art form needed a voice and Mr Hamsley was inspired to serve The book is packed with hundreds of covers spanning disco’s prime years 1972 1980 all pleasantly presented in chronological order While Hamsley is not a great writer his sudden shifts from writing about the cover art of one album to the chart rating of another within the same paragraph often left me scratching my head he does show off some beautiful album covers a few I have never seen all reproduced in bright clear detailOne thing that becomes apparent while reading this book is how many albums were left out I know space limitations are a factor but I got the sense that copyright may have had something to do with it Why the influential soundtracks for Thank God It’s Friday and The Eyes of Laura Mars are not even mentioned is weird to me while three separate Grace Jones’s covers are featured Grace Jones is wonderful and her impact on disco is legendary but I would like to have seen a few others represented as well Overall this is a very fine book The reproductions are nearly flawless no ring wear on any of the covers and the saturation is beautiful I am a huge fan of album cover art books and To Disco with Love fits nicely into my collection If you want a book on the history of disco I would suggest Hot Stuff Disco and the Remaking of American Culture by Alice Echols To Disco with Love serves as a nice primer and offers the record collector a convenient checklist for hunting when he or she is in the used vinyl section of their favorite shop

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