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Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop by Vikki Tobak

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Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 288
Publication Date : 10/16/2018
Condition : BRAND NEW
ONE OF AMAZON'S BEST ART & PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS 0F 2018AN NPR AND PITCHFORK BEST MUSIC BOOK OF 2018 PICKONE OF TIME'S 25 BEST PHOTOBOOKS OF 2018NEW YORK TIMES, ASSOCIATED PRESS,  WALLSTREET JOURNA L, ROLLING STONE, AND CHICAGO SUN HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE PICKThe perfect gift for music and photography fans, an inside look at the work of hip-hop photographers told through their most intimate diaries—their contact sheets. Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop’s early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today. With essays from BILL ADLER, RHEA L. COMBS, FAB 5 FREDDY, MICHAEL GONZALES, YOUNG GURU, DJ PREMIER, and RZA  From School Library Journal Through the contact sheets of more than 100 photo shoots, as well as interviews with photographers and essays from artists, this collection offers an intimate look at hip-hop, spanning almost 40 years. Since the book relies so heavily on interviews, it is conversational and easy to read but also incredibly enlightening for anyone wanting to learn about the history of hip-hop from 1979 to 2012. Those doing high school or early college-level research papers will find it useful. The images primarily depict hip-hop artists but sometimes include their friends and family, dancers, and fans, giving a wide view of the genre's influence on our culture over the years. The use of contact sheets, or the negatives from analogue photo shoots that were printed onto sheets for photographers to consider all their shots, adds interest. This volume gives readers a look into the process, rather than just focusing on the final shots that made it onto magazine ­covers. VERDICT A rich history both of hip-hop and photography, for all collections.-Emily ­Butler, Deerfield Academy, MA?(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.